Campaign Ad Controversy

by Melissa Brunner

A year ago, the nation rallied around the fall of Osama bin Laden. Navy SEALs conducted a raid which ended in the terror leaders death.

A year later, the operation is a touchpoint in the 2012 Presidential campaign. At issue is a new video from Barack Obama's reelection campaign. It features former Pres. Bill Clinton discussing the raid and praising Obama for making the tough decision to move forward in bringing down the terrorist. It also questions whether GOP challenger Mitt Romney would have made the same decision.

Critics call the ad inappropriate and say it's unfair speculation to say Romney wouldn't have ordered the raid. The Obama camp says it's perfectly legitimate to illustrate the Commander in Chiefs decision making skills. Besides, they say, if the raid had backfired, the GOP wouldn't hesitate to use it against Obama.

What do you think? Is this a legitimate accomplishment to tout in campaign ads? Or does it cross a line? If you haven't seen the video, watch it below or click this link: http://youtu.be/AYykD6_OHO0

 

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