(WASHINGTON TIMES) It could be a first in the annals of excruciating politics: the Obama campaign has used the word “damn” in a voter outreach. On the scale of offensive public language, it doesn’t rank up there, say, with an “F-bomb.” But still. It is a breech of civility, and perhaps a journey into casual familiarity that is unbecoming of a presidential campaign. And the exact phraseology? Here it is:
“It’s safe to say this campaign has run a lot of contests. But even I think this convention contest is pretty damn cool,” said Ann Marie Habershaw, CEO of Obama for America, in the opening lines of a fundraising email Sunday that boasts a face-to-face meeting with President Obama and a seat with first lady Michelle Obama during the Democratic National Convention.
Editor's note: WND reported last week how the Obama campaign was using a four-letter word to rip Ryan
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In contrast, this is how Mitt Romney’s chief of staff Jeff Larson worded the first lines of a similar email outreach, also sent on Sunday: “The convention is just days away — and we are excited to watch Mitt accept the nomination in front of the entire party. Would you like to be there with us for that historic moment — when the confetti and balloons drop?”