They can claim all they want that they had nothing to do with the Priorities USA super-PAC ad that essentially blamed Mitt Romney for the death of steelworker Joe Soptic's wife. We all know its crapola -- both the allegation and the idea that they had no knowledge or input.
All their shinola has been exposed.
And just to make it clear that the Obama White House and campaign will NEVER condemn the smear ad, understand that the official campaign website also has adopted the "That Bastard, Wife-killing Romney!" meme.
That's right. They're quoting the infamous actor who appeared in both an official Obama ad and the Priorities USA ad. And to put his quote in context (just to make sure the suckers who fall for their tripe will be further scared of Darth Romney), they point out that the "this" in the above quote is the death of Soptic's wife, which was caused by Mitt.
The press no longer needs to ask the O-campaign to denounce the ad. They are using the same argument as the smear commercial.