On a Sunday morning marked mostly by talk of President Obama's new immigration policy, Democrats said that Mitt Romney has offered criticism of the president's plan without proposing any specific alternative.
Mitt Romney's campaign is holding twelve conference calls this afternoon with an array of local and national surrogates in response to a Democratic National Committee ad, released this morning, that splices together clips of Romney appearing to change his position on a variety of issues.
On a conference call with two surrogates this afternoon, Mitt Romney's campaign defended its first ad of the cycle, which shows a clip of President Obama saying, “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose." The ad doesn't mention that he was quoting a John McCain aide from four years ago.
Romney's director of communications Gail Gitcho jumped in front of a question from Politico's Reid Epstein about how the Romney surrogates on the call—former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty and Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire—could stand by an ad "that's clearly taking out of context something that the president said."(3)
If he’s wise, Rudy Giuliani will have the results of the most recent CNN Republican presidential poll framed and hung in his office. It’s as close as he’ll ever come to actually being his party’s White House nominee next year.
He's been trying all year to convince the political media to treat him like a potential 2012 candidate; Now he’s got some real ammunition. Maybe there’s an opening! Or maybe there isn't.(1)