Obama Targets Romney the Governor
During the last few weeks, President Barack Obama painted Mitt Romney as a job killer during his stint in his private equity firm. Now the president and his re-election campaign want to include the Republican’s record as Massachusetts governor. Obama says that Romney’s policies hurt the state.
During a campaign speech in Iowa last Thursday night, President Obama indicated the shift in the strategy when he said that Romney focused on his business experience in his campaign but doesn’t talk about his experience as governor of Massachusetts. This marked the shift in Obama’s campaign focus, which previously looked into Romney’s time as a private equity executive at Bain Capital. He was described as being more concerned with the wealthy than the middle class.
Obama campaign’s focus on Romney’s time at Bain was criticized by some people. Some said that it was hypocritical when the campaign was also receiving donations from private equity executives. The attacks on Romney were designed to make the Republican potential presidential candidate as being out of touch with most Americans.
But even if the president’s campaign launched the attacks on Romney’s private equity background, recent surveys showed that the presidential race is in a dead heat at this point. Despite that, Obama continued to attack Romney’s former job and mocked him for stating that corporations are people.
Obama answered Romney’s claim that his administration had made a prairie fire of debt since becoming the president. He dismissed the Republican’s claim as a cow pie of distortion. He told this during a rally attended by around 2,500 people inside a barn like building at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines.
President Obama suggested that Romney wants to portray himself as someone who can create jobs and improve the economy. But in reality, he doesn’t have a single new idea on how to tackle the issues at hand.