As The Rominee, smiley sleazebag that he's now showing himself to be, harps on the unAmerican "otherness" (subtle, huh?*) of Barack Obama, he and his also like to fall back on the "Chicago-style politics" trope.**
So which is it, Mitt? Is our president unAmerican, or is he heir to that most American of activities, Chicago-style politics?
That's the trouble with lies: when you have a few good ones, it's hard to give one up, even when it conflicts with the others.
* You want subtle? How about this quote from The Rominee's guy, to England:
“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.
Are you racist, conservatives? Mitt Romney thinks you are. But you don't care, do you?
** Good quote from that link:
One of the most memorable phrases from that era comes from a story often told by former White House Counsel Abner J. Mikva, who described attempting to volunteer on a local campaign in the late 1940s.