Guy Benson

This sort of attack ad became one-thousand percent inevitable the moment the president articulated his change of heart on, well, change:

Meanwhile, The One's doing damage control, attacking Romney for the "inside job" he's proposing, or something:

"For some reason, my opponent got really excited," Obama said. "He rewrote his speech, proudly declared 'I'll get the job done from the inside.' What kind of inside job is he talking about?" Obama said. "We don't want an inside job in Washington. We want change in Washington.

I think the "inside job" Romney's talking about is someone with the leadership and competence to get things done in Washington -- which happens to the seat of government, where these things generally take place.  It's also great fun to watch the President of the United States attempt to claim the 'outsider' mantle after seven years in the Senate and White House. (Although, in fairness, the president spends much of his time away from the Oval Office -- campaigning and on vacation).  And far be it from Obama to be party to any unseemly, backroom, insider deals that fly in the face of the public interest, right?

Guy Benson

Guy Benson is's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).

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