The phrase “when hell freezes over” comes to mind.
Via Weekly Standard:
Mitt Romney’s campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, issued the following statement after Barack Obama’s campaign suggested Romney might be a criminal:
“President Obama’s campaign hit a new low today when one of its senior advisers made a reckless and unsubstantiated charge to reporters about Mitt Romney that was so over the top that it calls into question the integrity of their entire campaign. President Obama ought to apologize for the out-of-control behavior of his staff, which demeans the office he holds. Campaigns are supposed to be hard fought, but statements like those made by Stephanie Cutter belittle the process and the candidate on whose behalf she works.”
Update: That didn’t take long.
(Politico) — Mitt Romney’s campaign manager called Thursday for President Obama to apologize for his campaign staff’s “out of control behavior,” but the Obama campaign says there’s no apology coming.
“No,” Obama press secretary Ben LaBolt said in response to a question from POLITICO about whether the president would apologize.
“Romney has said he had no authority or responsibility for managing Bain since February 1999, but that has been proven false,” LaBolt continued. “He remained CEO, President, Chairman, sole owner and sole shareholder through 2001. Governor Romney either misled the American people about when he left Bain or misled the SEC. Which one is it? The Romney campaign still won’t say.”
Matt Rhoades, who leads the Romney campaign, said in a statement earlier Thursday that “President Obama ought to apologize for the out-of-control behavior of his staff, which demeans the office he holds.”