Ms. Cutter, who turns 44 on Oct. 22, has emerged as Mr. Obama’s one-woman attack squad. In the process, she has become a popular but polarizing face of a campaign that until recently had been largely dominated by middle-aged white men.
“All Stephanie wants is results,” said an Obama administration aide and friend of Ms. Cutter’s who is not allowed to discuss campaign issues. “She is an old-school, take-no-prisoners political operative. Losing is not tolerated.” (Ms. Cutter has earned the nickname The Ninja at campaign headquarters, since she stealthily inserts herself into battles.)
On falsely accusing Romney of a crime, the NYT frames it...
But the “felony” attack stuck, said Steve Schmidt, a Republican strategist and a chief adviser to Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. “If this were football, she might have had a yellow flag thrown on her,” Mr. Schmidt said, “but it’s a tough business and it was a brutal hit.”
Ms. Cutter is well aware of the workaholic, control-freak stereotypes that seem to follow her from campaign to campaign. And she does try to let go. She recently hosted a baby shower for Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, a deputy campaign manager. In June, Ms. Cutter (a devoted Boston sports fan) took young staff members to a Cubs game against the Red Sox.
But during the game, Republicans jumped on a speech about immigration policy Mr. Obama had delivered the previous day, putting Ms. Cutter in campaign defense mode. She spent most of the game on her iPhone.
She's a proven liar, and the NYT loves her for it. LINK