Obama Criticizes Romney for Magic Wand Campaign Strategy
The Obama campaign is preparing for the presidential debate and highlighted the president’s leadership style of changing Washington from the outside. They also criticized Republican candidate Mitt Romney for suggesting that he could bring change when elected.
Obama was at the Univision forum Thursday and he said that the most important lesson he learned during his time as president is that Washington can’t be changed from the inside. He added that it can only be changed from the outside. That’s how he got elected and how big accomplishments can be done.
Romney took President Obama’s words as a white flag of surrender because the president is now on the inside in Washington. He said that he will change Washington and get the job done from the inside. He wanted to appeal to voters’ bipartisan frustration with legislative gridlock.
White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest stated that President Obama’s leadership style involved mobilizing and channeling the views and opinions of the American people to bring change to Washington. He said that the passage of Wall Street reform legislation was an example of the change that President Obama has made with the help from the outside.
Earnest elaborated that the outside meant voices of the American people against the ingrained special interests in Washington that were used in calling the shots. At present, the American people can voice out their concerns via organizations, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that protects the rights of middle-class families.
Ryan Williams, spokesman for Romney campaign, said that President Obama failed to affect change on the most important issue to the nation, which is the economy. Instead of fixing the country’s problems, Obama became part of the problem. He added that Romney, a successful businessman, developed skills and determination needed to fix the broken government.