Romney Campaign Goes Beyond the Economy
Since the start of his campaign, Mitt Romney tried to highlight the economy’s struggles that would show President Barack Obama’s weaknesses. For Romney’s campaign, grim economic statistics was enough to win against President Obama.
But the strategy was not working for Romney. Recent polls showed that voters are growing more optimistic about the economy. They also trust the president more on jobs and the economy. The race is now nearing the finish line and the first of three presidential debates will be held on Wednesday. It looks like Romney’s campaign has gave up on its initial strategy and will attack President Obama on various issues, including energy, health care, taxes, spending and foreign policy.
Some top aides at Romney’s campaign suggested that President Obama’s campaign motto, Forward, has been more effective in reaching the voters than Romney’s Believe in America. They are preparing for the debate in Denver with arguments against the president.
Romney accused President Obama of failing in the foreign policy department. It was published in the Wall Street Journal. Romney said that the president allowed United States’ influence to weaken by stepping away from its allies.
The Romney campaign also likes to focus on the country’s growing debt. According to polls, Romney has an advantage over the president with regards to controlling the spending in Washington. Ed Gillespie, senior adviser to Romney, said that the nation can’t afford four more years like the last four years under President Obama.
Democrats tried to turn the presidential race into a choice election between the personalities and policies of both candidates. It is still early to say whether the Republican’s strategy of focusing on multiple issues will hurt President Obama or not. At present, the presidential election is being fought on the president’s favored ground. Democrats say that Republicans have no choice but to go on Obama’s playing field.