Once again, fact-checkers said the ad shaded the truth. The Romney team said the ad was "despicable" and called on Obama to repudiate it.
As of Friday, the Priorities ad wasn't running on television. And Obama aides refused to condemn it, saying that because they are legally prohibited from coordinating with super PACs, they had no control over the ad and didn't know the facts about the man it featured.
The only problem with that claim? Joe Soptic, the man featured in the Priorities ad, appeared earlier this year in an official Obama campaign commercial and on a conference call.
So Obama's team tried another approach. Carney, the White House spokesman, said that if Republicans want Obama to disavow the Democratic super PAC's ads, then Romney should repudiate an ad from a GOP-leaning group that questions whether the president was born in the U.S.
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Associated Press writers Kasie Hunt in Boston, and Steve Peoples and Philip Elliott in Washington contributed to this report.
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