Romney’s Campaign Attacks Obama on Birther Issue
Mitt Romney said Tuesday that the current administration is similar to foreign government and one of his top campaign aides said that President Obama should learn how to be an American. It looks like Romney’s campaign is trying to revive the issues regarding the president’s birthplace.
Former New Hampshire Governor John H. Sununu later apologized for his comment. He said it after Romney tried to change the subject from requests for his tax returns and also questions about the length of his tenure at the private venture firm Bain Capital. Both issues have been hounding Romney during his campaign. It has sustained attacks from Democrats and even some of Romney’s allies.
Romney spoke before hundreds of supporters in an oil and natural gas services company outside Pittsburgh. He compared President Obama’s administration to those in foreign lands where the rich and well-connected cronies receive government handouts while those from the middle-class were left on their own.
In the past, Romney talked about the federal loan guarantee that was given to the solar panel manufacturer Solyndra. He once visited the company’s headquarters to deliver his point. It went bankrupt after getting the $535 million loan guarantee approved by the Obama administration.
Last Tuesday, Romney mentioned Fisker, which is a manufacturer of electric cars. The Republican National Committee started a similar attack around former California Controller Steve Westly, a major Obama bundler whose portfolio includes Tesla Motors. The RNC said that Tesla Motors received hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.
Lis Smith, a spokesperson from Obama’s camp, said that the investments were made to support businesses that can be beneficial to the nation. She said that the rival’s campaign tried to change the campaign issue away from Romney’s tenure in Bain Capital as well as investments in foreign tax havens and offshore accounts.