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Democrats Blast Ben Quayle As The 'Son Of The Worst Vice President EVER'

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 08/12/10 05:24 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:20 PM ET

Democrats are firing back at Arizona congressional candidate Ben Quayle, son of former Vice President Dan Quayle, on the heels of the GOP hopeful's release of an ad calling President Obama "the worst president in history."

"The son of the worst vice president ever may think he has some wisdom on the job performance of political leaders," explained Brad Woodhouse, spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, to CNN. "But if he thinks a president whose actions have saved the country from a second Great Depression, reformed a broken health care system and protected consumers from the risk and greed of Wall Street merits such mention, his analysis is only slightly less ridiculous than his candidacy for public office is."

Quayle, who is running for Arizona's 3rd district House seat, alleged in the 30-second spot that because of Obama, his "generation will inherit a weakened country."

(A Siena study released last month ranked the top presidents in American history. Obama received significantly higher marks than former President George H. W. Bush, as well as the second Bush, who was rated among the five worst White House leaders.)

WATCH: Quayle's Campaign Ad Taking Aim At Obama

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