Democrats Go All Out to Attack Mitt Romney
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The DNC launched a new television ad bashing Romney for alleged inconsistencies and unveiled a website hammering the Republican on the same theme. The ad is being run in five crucial states in the general election -- New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The DNC plans to follow up on the attacks in other key states including Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Virginia, and states that will have a large role in deciding the Republican nomination including Iowa and New Hampshire.
“The bottom line here is that character and values matter,” said DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse in a statement issued on Monday. “When he ran for president last time, Mitt Romney admitted he'd changed his position on a lot of issues. This time, he claims he's Mr. Consistency. Mitt Romney can't even take a position on taking a position. Republicans' favorite straw man is to talk about ‘uncertainty’ as a threat to growth. If people are scared of uncertainty, they should be terrified of Mitt Romney.
“The only thing Mitt Romney is consistent about is protecting those at the top -- in other words, people like Mitt Romney -- while telling middle-class families they're on their own,” Woodhouse added. “Democrats don't need any dirty tricks to prove Mitt Romney has no core convictions and no new ideas for creating jobs. We need only to let him speak for himself.”
The Romney camp fired back Monday, insisting the DNC is looking to turn voters’ focus away from the sluggish economy under President Barack Obama.
“President Obama’s policies have failed to create jobs in Wisconsin and have devastated the middle class,” said former state Sen. Ted Kanavas, who is a co-chairman of Romney’s team in Wisconsin. “The last thing that President Obama and his campaign want to do is run against Mitt Romney and be held accountable for the economic failures of the last three years. So, instead of trying to create jobs for the middle class, President Obama and his campaign have focused on tearing down Mitt Romney.”
Kanavas was echoed by former Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota who had been one of Romney’s rivals in the presidential race before dropping out in August and endorsing the former Massachusetts governor.
“President Obama’s policies have been utter failures for the middle class; he has failed to create jobs and has burdened future generations with massive amounts of debt," Pawlenty said. “This administration does not want to campaign against Mitt Romney and be forced to defend three years of failure. Instead of focusing on the middle class and job creation, President Obama and Democrats are focused on campaigning and trying to tear down Mitt Romney.”
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