For an incumbent president, negative ads always carry risks. But attacking Mitt Romney over his record on job creation while governor of Massachusetts may be Obama's only play right now.
Rick Santorum needs to pull an upset in Illinois – an unlikely prospect given latest polls – and win in other winner-take-all primaries to push Mitt Romney to a brokered Republican Party convention.
Well, yes and no. In the case Rush Limbaugh raised, taxpayers would not have to pay for a college student's contraception. But in the future, Obama reforms mean taxpayer money could go subsidize insurance plans that include contraception.
Rick Santorum says President Obama has “a world view that elevates the Earth above man." Theology-tinged rhetoric may appeal to part of the Republican base, but it could hurt him in a general election.