Bloodiest Campaign Ever - For those that saw the Bloomberg cover as a personal attack on Romney: Political imagery like this is not Ad Hominem. Romney's beat up face is about the Republican primary process (and he has taken a lot of "punches"). Witness this New York Cover. All the candidates need stitches because it will indeed be a vicious fight for the 2012 presidency. Our political culture has disintegrated into ad hominem attacks and blind loyalties. But it doesn't have to be that way.