Today, President Barack Obama’s campaign attacked Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney in an attempt to question and discredit the former Massachusetts governor’s operation.
Ben LaBolt, a spokesperson for Obama’s 2012 campaign, stated that Romney campaigns on “what he believes our nation can’t do,” according to a report by Politico.
“While the President is fighting for an economy that’s built to last where we out-educate and out-innovate the rest of the world, Mitt Romney has been busy telling Americans what he believes our nation can’t do,” LaBolt insisted.
This week’s responses come after a myriad of attacks by the Romney campaign on the Obama administration’s policies, record, and campaign tactics.
Of course, Romney and other Republican candidates have cited the incumbent’s record as a reason for a new president, but few GOP contenders have been so bold over social media networks like Twitter.
Some of Romney’s most recent tweets about POTUS:
“This summer, @BarackObama himself confirmed that his housing policies had failed & that he was ‘going back to the drawing board.’”
“.@BarackObama’s astonishing failure to secure an orderly transition in Iraq has unnecessarily put at risk victories won at great sacrifice”
Although many political pundits point out that it would be far easier to hurt the Herman Cain campaign in the face of recent controversy surrounding sexual harassment allegations, the Obama camp’s has aimed their political sights at Romney more than once this week.
In a briefing today, White House press secretary Jay Carney tore into Romney’s political stances, which have changed on several issues throughout his political career.
Carney said, “Anybody who’s watched this campaign and watched Mr. Romney’s previous campaigns, it is always a question as to where he was and where he is and where he might be on any given issue.”
Yesterday, on an episode of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” David Plouffe, a senior adviser to President Obama, criticized Romney as well: “If [Romney] thought it was good for him to say the sky was green and the grass was blue to win an election he’d say it.”
Romney has admitted in the past to switching stances on policies, but his campaign had a different response to the Obama administration’s attacks.
“President Obama can’t run on his abysmal economic record,” said Ryan Williams, a spokesman for the ex-governor. He makes the choices by Obama 2012 out to be a distraction from the current financial crisis that has taken place “on [Obama’s] watch,” according to The New York Times.
With a little over a year to go, it is no surprised that the back-and-forth concerning the presidency and possible candidates has begun.
Still, the Obama campaign solely mentions Romney in calculated political affronts. This could be the President’s first admission of Romney as a serious opponent as much as a dismissal of the other GOP hopefuls.