This morning on NBC's Today Show, host Meredith Vieira asked McCain campaign surrogate Mitt Romney about a new University of Wisconsin analysis, which found that more of McCain's ads have been negative than Obama's in the past week. Romney attempted to defend the McCain campaign. But when Vieira asked him -- three times -- whether he thought McCain was running a "dignified" campaign, Romney refused to agree:
VIEIRA: So, let me ask you, would you characterize John McCain's campaign as dignified and honest?
ROMNEY: Well, what I'd characterize the entire campaign as is extraordinarily negative on the part of Barack Obama. [...]