“No question. The Romney campaign has doubled down. All in on the race/lazy/dependency groove from here on out. No going back.
“In private they’re all but bragging about it — specifically their run of welfare-centric commercials which they’re running at a red hot clip in swing states all across the country. It’s working, they say. The fact-checkers can go screw themselves.”
Josh Marshall, “Doubling Down,” Talking Points Memo
Shameful? Yes. Surprising? Pas de tout, as Mitt would have said during his missionary days.