Obama Promised In 2008 He Would Not Run Negative Ads
President Obama has taken heat for the negativity of his 2012 campaign. In an April 2008 speech, Obama promised to not run negative ads saying it "was a different time" that required "a different kind of campaign." He later ran many negative ads against John McCain.
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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