According to the Daily Caller, a new book says that Obama personally disdains Mitt Romney:
“When he talked about Romney, aides picked up a level of anger he never had for Clinton or McCain, even after Sarah Palin was picked as his running mate. ‘There was a baseline of respect for John McCain. The president always thought he was an honorable man and a war hero,’ said a longtime Obama adviser. ‘That doesn’t hold true for Romney. He was no goddamned war hero.’”
Erm, neither is Obama. So, by Obama’s logic, it’s OK to disdain him. We can live with that.
Frankly, I don’t believe Obama has ever had any respect for any of his opponents. He’s simply too self absorbed. It’s likely different this time because Romney’s hitting back – and landing blows.