Mitt Romney could actually take legal action against Harry Reid for slandering him, but the presidential candidate for 2012 would have to get in the dirt with President Obama's backer first.
U.S. Senator Harry Reid wanted to goad the 2012 presidential election candidate into releasing more of his tax returns, according to a democratic-voting CNN contributor. And he hoped his taunt would do the trick.
Smearing ones opponent in the political realm appears to be a growing game, especially to learn information not previously known. And that's what Reid had hoped to do. He wanted a look-see at those tax returns to see if they would provide any ammunition for the president in his re-election campaign.
David Rothkopf, editor-at-large of the FP Group says that he detests the behavior coming from his political party at present and denounced Reid's tactics on CNN.
Rothkopf isn't alone, with many people voicing a growing opposition to presidential candidates who use smear campaign ads to gather information against their opponent, or to lure voters to support them at the polls through false information.
And those in the media who suspect Reid did slander Romney for Obama's sake have labeled the congressman with the dreaded "Pants on Fire" title designated for those who don't espouse the truth.
And given the hot topic that Reid's departure from decorum has become, it would appear his pants really are on fire--and he doesn't care if it is the truth he espouses or not.