The Obama campaign has been paying protestors in Michigan to follow Mitt Romney around the state. They tried denying it, but the protestors admitted it to reporters, claiming they were pulling down anywhere from $7.25/hour to $17/hour. Pejman has the best explanation for why the denial from the Obama campaign is terrible messaging for the president:
Personally, I don’t understand why Team Obama doesn’t admit to paying the protesters. If they do, perhaps then the president can actually claim to have created a few jobs.