Romney Becomes More Aggressive to Restore Voter Confidence
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has taken a more aggressive stance in his presidential bid as he tries to restore confidence in his campaign. He wants to change the voters’ perception that the race is going away from him.
There are just 43 days before the November election and Romney is still trailing President Barack Obama in vital swing states. The Republican candidate wants to intensify the pace of his campaign. He pledges to spend less time raising money and more time talking to voters.
Romney is seen struggling to lead his campaign out of the most difficult weeks in the presidential race. It was when the video where he dismissed half of Americans as government-dependent victims was released. He received flak not just from Democrats but from members of the Republican Party as well.
President Obama didn’t let up with his assault against Romney. He claimed that his rival wants to start another war in the Middle East. He said that if Romney is suggesting going to another war, he must tell it out in the open. Romney claimed that his threshold for committing combat troops for any war was a high hurdle.
Romney and his aides have dismissed concerns that they have mismanaged the campaign. Observers pointed out that Romney has slipped down in the polls after Obama released several ads in swing states since early summer. Last month alone, President Obama spent $66 million on ads as compared to Romney’s $18 million.
There were concerns within the Republican Party that Romney’s falling poll numbers could affect the other members of the Republican ticket. That can cost them congressional seats in both the Senate and the House.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said that last week was not the best for the Romney campaign. In the next couple of days, the party must try to connect with the voters and tell them the Republican’s plan for the country.