Good luck with this argument, Axe:

Scarborough’s chuckle is perfect. The Obama campaign has outspent Romney overall, besting the Republican by a 3-to-1 margin on battleground television ads thus far. More than three-quarters of those ads have been negative, and many of those negative ads have been debunked as false by independent fact-checkers. Now that Romney and his allies have hit back with ads correcting the record and pointing out the death of ‘hope and change,” Axelrod is blaming them for the public perception that Obama’s gone mega negative.