Best strategy for Romney campaign
Is GOP candidate being specific enough?
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- Date Jun 21, 2012
Is GOP candidate being specific enough?
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Here -- election news in election headquarters a brand -- column for the hill AB Stoddard suggesting that governor Romney's campaign strategy up to now is working.
He's rising in the polls and now poses a serious threat.
To the president's reelection chances but she also warns the Romney campaign that voters may start demanding some specifics.
More specifics on policy plans AB Stoddard joining us now she's the associate editor.
Of the hill and you say it's time to start talk -- details right.
Yes I think that we -- -- Last week there was big announcement from the White House a surprise announcement from the White House.
About president the president's new order to halt deportations of children's and illegal immigrant.
And it was not something that the Romney campaign was prepared to respond to you saw him in interviews stammer through.
A few answers Bob Schieffer of CBS news asked him several times if you were president would you repeal this order.
And he didn't really quite know what to say he didn't say yes and he didn't say no I would not I agree with the policy is not prepared a response.
-- version of the dream acts that senator Marco Rubio.
Of Florida was trying to draft which would have been a bridge for the Romney campaign.
To Latino voters after his comments earlier in the primary where he said he would veto the DREAM Act.
He didn't want to get specific in the same interview.
Governor Romney didn't want to get specific on just what.
Budget cuts he would recommend or tax loopholes he would and to try to balance the budget and so.
I think as time goes on he is going to be forced to answer some specific questions on some key policy issues so he doesn't look like he's dodging.
People noticed what he did last weekend right and I think that several things could come to the -- -- he's gonna have to be in a position be prepared to.
Well made -- -- -- court decisions that were all expecting.
Within the next week -- so you -- your peace in this line jumped out at me he'd be the challenge to the Romney campaign is to prepare the candidate no matter how hard he resists.
For the possibility that he might at some point be forced to convince voters of his leadership ability instead -- simply cutting Obama down.
Do you think that he's resisting.
Well I think is resisting being specific he is obviously being very effective.
At making this a referendum on president Obama's stewardship of the economy it is in deep trouble and President Obama is in deep trouble.
And I think Mitt Romney really has the wind it is back right now that he's going to have to answer specific questions about his leadership.
Pretty soon especially I think because of what's happening with the eurozone you barely hear him talk.
About his tenure as governor -- map of Massachusetts.
He usually talks about his experience as a businessman.
And -- it says the President Obama has sort of disqualified himself because he lacks the requisite private sector experience.
To improve the economy but it doesn't talk about what he -- as when he was a chief executive.
And how he would cut spending and tackle deficits and that's a question that people want to know -- it both in his own party.
And among the independent voters who still haven't decided who see a fiscal crisis coming in this country.
And why not how he would balance extending tax cuts with spending cuts.
And it's not a whole lacking now and I'm sorry and -- -- this is that the whole rationale for his candidacy.
Is that I never -- business he knows economics he knows how to how to get things rolling.
And so you really feel like this is an area especially with the Euro -- and the problems that may come and trickle down to our country for him to really stand up and get specific.
That's right I think actually it would be he would I think it would be appealing I think that conviction and a firm plan and a willingness to be.
Forthright about what he would do is going to be required that -- might never -- but it might -- if if there is a feeling in this country come August or September.
That we are not Greece but that we are affected by what's going on with the Euro.
-- zone crisis and that that could be a Lehman Brothers like moment that happened to Senator John McCain and senator Barack Obama September of -- of -- And it could be a test of his leadership and he should be ready to pass it.
But you know what happens -- be when when politicians who are running for office get specific and start making concrete proposals and promises.
Then they have to follow through on that stuff.
That is true and just because President Obama -- did not follow through on some of the promises he made in his campaign.
Doesn't mean that Mitt Romney shouldn't present.
Some real pledges and stick with them that -- two wrongs don't make a right out I think he should be willing to say exactly what he would do John McCain.
Did it on health care during his campaign President Obama beat him -- President Obama was against Hillary Clinton's proposal for an individual mandate on health care of course he -- embraced it it doesn't mean that once.
You get into office you should be held accountable but during the campaign I think you should tell the American people especially in a moment this difficult just exactly how you would -- It beside its latest piece is called the artful dodger you can read that the hill AB thanks so much nice to talk to you.