It’s common knowledge the left detests the notion of American exceptionalism with a burning passion.

(Briefing Room) — Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz attacked the GOP presidential contenders on their own terms Thursday.

The Florida representative questioned just how dedicated they were to “American exceptionalism.”

“Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Jon Huntsman … I’m concerned about their commitment to American exceptionalism,” Wasserman Schultz said at a breakfast for reporters sponsored by theChristian Science Monitor.

As party chief, Wasserman Schultz will be one of the leaders of the Democratic message machine in the 2012 race.