Robert Gibbs, an adviser to the Obama campaign, said on MSNBC Monday that the Romney campaign is "built around nothing but a lie." Gibbs turned the tables when confronted with a controversial ad that implicates Mitt Romney played an outside role in a woman's death, bringing up a Romney ad that attacks Obama over welfare. Gibbs called the welfare ad a "straight-out lie."
"We'd be happy to look at what Gov. Romney proposes," Gibbs said of Romney's request that the campaign focus on issues. "As soon as he takes down the series of ads that every fact checker that's looked at them and said they're false. I mean, I appreciate again, his piousness on this. His ad and campaign are built nothing but around a lie."
The ad, and a second one out Monday, falsely accuses Obama of taking the work requirement out of welfare. As the Romney campaign continues to hammer the welfare attack -- Romney promised to put work back into welfare on the stump in Florida Monday morning and Rep. Paul Ryan is supposed to address the issue on the stump in Iowa Monday afternoon -- the Obama campaign is continuing to push back.
"To have these guys fly around the country and pretend like we're going to have a campaign based on substance when the whole thing is centered on nothing but a lie is a joke," Gibbs said.