Frank Rich on Piers Morgan: Smear Ads Are ‘Playground Material’


They "take the edge off the legitimate ads," said New York's Frank Rich on Piers Morgan Tonight on Wednesday. Rich narrowed in on two such ads — the Romney campaign's spot titled "Right Choice," concerning Obama's welfare policy, and a pro-Obama super-PAC's ad that ties together Bain and the death of a steelworker's wife. "Given all the material that's out there, I don't get it," Rich said. "I certainly can't defend it. On the other hand, the Romney campaign chronically lies about Obama — it's sort of pick your poison. This stuff does seem like playground material, precisely because it's all fictional and it's so small-bore."