Ezra Klein, discussing the latest ads from Obama and Romney:

There’s an interesting interplay between these two spots. Obama is accusing Romney of wanting to give too much to the most successful. Romney is accusing Obama of being insufficiently appreciative of the most successful.

On some fundamental level, in other words, the two campaigns agree on the broad narrative of this race, and are even reinforcing the other’s messaging.

While they’re each distorting the truth, each campaign is also being, to some extent, honest.