"Obama Responds to Misleading Clinton Attack Ad with 'Truth,'" said the headline on the e-mail from Obama's spokesman Wednesday, as the candidate launched a new ad explaining his position on gasoline tax moratoriums. Obama's against it, Clinton's for it.
But wait--a few hours later, Obama told an Indianapolis crowd that he does things differently--he doesn't practice the old, attack style politics.
Except when he has to.
"We try to respond," he explained. "We haven't been perfect. You get hit over the head enough times, you look around and say, 'Who's doing that?'''