He might as well have.What really hurt him though was letting Obama define him during the
early summer moving forward.He should've launched counter attacks immediately & fiercely
i might add.By being silent,even though he was taking the high road,he left himself open to
casual voters to entertain some of the propaganda being foisted upon them.I don't think a lot
of it was believable,but if only small bits of it went unanswered,people became a little unsure.
It doesn't take a big fire to make a forest fire,just a spark.Unfortunately the jury found just enough
of their propaganda plausable & here we are today with a national government that hasn't
really changed at all,yet we're going to expect a different outcome,insanity.