Yes. And as I pointed out already, Mitt Romney started it when he accused Obama of being a weak sister on foreign policy in his book.
Are you getting paid to carry that water?
I still don't see how what was said was any nastier than any other bullshit that has been said in any other election ever. And I suspect it will prove quite mild compared to the stuff that will be said when the general election gets into full swing. The only thing that differentiates it from any of that is the fact that Obama said it.
One can only speculate why you so openly feel that one side should refrain from going negative, but not the other...
"You see things aren't sequential. Good doesn't lead to good nor bad to bad. People steal, don't get caught. Live the good life. Others lie, cheat and get elected. Some people stop to help a stranded motorist and get taken out by a speeding semi. There's no accounting for it. How you play the cards you're dealt, that's all that matters." - Jigsaw