While President Obama has taken some heat for the negativity of his 2012 campaign; in an April 2008 speech, Obama personally promised to not run negative ads saying it “was a different time” that required “a different kind of campaign.”
Obama later ran many negative ads against John McCain – which traditional media ignored.
Andrew Kaczynski of BuzzFeed has the video from an Obama April 2008 campaign speech for those of your friends that may have missed it. Yes, just another lie for those keeping a list, but helpful for the few who may still believe the current President holds to the truth in any matter large or small. So much for the first “post partisan” presidency (another promise worthy of ridicule traditional media ignores).