"Anti-Romney" is candidate with no candidate retaining status of the lead , it is President Obama's reelection campaign seeking to stifle any momentum building for the former Massachusetts governor, focusing Wednesday on what it sees as a pattern of "flip-flops."
The extent to which Mitt Romney has begun to consolidate support among the GOP establishment was seen Tuesday as he announced the endorsement of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.Up until now, the preferred tactic of Team Obama has been to damn Romney with faint praise, repeatedly citing his efforts as governor on health reform as a model for the plan Obama ultimately championed.
After called on a conference call with reporters, top Obama strategist David Axelrod signaled a more direct approach, arguing that Romney's stated concern for the middle class is not credible.He singled out a moment from the Bloomberg/Washington Post debate in which Romney indicated he would not support an extension of the payroll tax holiday, as Obama has called for in his American Jobs Act.
"Just two months ago," Axelrod contended, Romney "was equally vehement" in support of an extension.
"He switched positions on something that is so fundamental to strengthening our economy in a very difficult time," Axelrod said. "That certainly isn't consistent with a guy who presents himself these days as a champion of the middle class. Although consistency hasn't been a hallmark of his career."
Axelrod, who returned to Chicago to work on the president's reelection effort after nearly two years as a top White House adviser, said the campaign didn't necessarily view Romney as the GOP favorite at this point, even as it focused on his campaign and none of the other GOP contenders.
Axelrod said that , "One of his problems has been that he hasn't inspired a whole lot of confidence and enthusiasm among Republicans because across the political spectrum people have the same question: if you are willing to change positions on fundamental issues of principle, how can we know what you would do as president?"
I thought Team Obama was going to focus solely on the economy and creating jobs. Instead he is focusing only on ONE JOB, HIS.
Instead of worrying about Romney, why not run on your record? Oh thats right, he can't.Then I hope and change and you people fell for it lol.