"If you look at Obama’s White House," says The Nation's Ari Berman, "it’s very much now a top-down, insider White House, following a very conventional Washington playbook. And the whole spirit of grassroots organizing and energy that really defined the Obama campaign has been largely absent."
Here are five nominees for the most revolting, dishonest and remarkably sleazy campaign ads of the year.
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