Obama campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor, echoing Obama campaign language from Saturday, quickly blasted out a statement saying: “In case anyone was still wondering whether John McCain is running the sleaziest, most dishonest campaign in history, today Karl Rove — the man who held the previous record — said McCain’s ads have gone too far.”
In response, Rove said: “Of course, they fail to say anything about the fact I said they were even more misleading.”
The Obama campaign claims that the McCain campaign is the most dishonest ever. In defense of this, they point to a Rove quote that says McCain's ad have gone too far. However, Rove also says that the Obama campaign has been more misleading than the McCain campaign. By quoting Rove, isn't the Obama campaign implicitly making the argument that the Obama campaign is the most dishonest ever?