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Fox News is America's election headquarters after attacks by the president's campaign over his time at Bain Capital.
Governor Romney hits back with a fresh campaign message.
A new web video accuses President Obama of political cronyism.
Rewarding his democratic donors while ignoring the struggles of the middle class.
The ad just part of the larger effort the Romney campaign refers to is president Obama's pulled -- -- political payoffs.
And middle class layoffs take a look.
Joining us now from Washington is Bob Cusack managing editor of the hill Bob a lot of people have been urging -- missed the Mitt Romney.
To hit back at President Obama over these attacks on Bain Capital is this -- then do you think it'll work.
Well -- -- this is part of what Romney needs to do I mean he needs to get the attention back on present Obama not on his tax.
Returns not on -- -- mean every day.
That this campaign is not about the economy is a good date for the Obama campaign because the Obama get -- can't blame Mitt Romney.
For the ailing economy so now lot of Republicans have said John.
Listen Romney's got be better at counter punching he's been on the defensive he's had a tough weekend.
And that this week is got to be a reset button -- media interviews he did late last week.
Did not really work so they're trying this.
And certainly they have to make the case that present Obama vowed to change Washington as we know what and it's not change it's actually change for the worse according.
Yeah but there are indications that the -- attacks haven't necessarily worked I mean the president and Mitt Romney are still essentially tied after weeks of the president's team pounding Mitt Romney.
On his business -- Yes I mean this this election is.
But the about a campaign this is indicated they're gonna keep hammering him.
And I do think that being coupled with the tax returns is that Romney needs to change the conversation especially with more rural more more Republicans -- He should release those tax returns.
Romney needs to shift course but without a doubt this is a very close race and it's not like they -- Mitt Romney with these attacks.
Here we just got another consecutive month -- third consecutive months of slowdown in consumer spending and that hasn't happened since 2008 ironically.
The year that the president was elected.
There are all kinds of warning signs out there about the economy why doesn't the Romney team.
Well certainly that's what I think their game -- is gonna be I mean that's what Romney has to say repeatedly.
A mention these stats on retail sales.
Consumer confidence the unemployment rate obviously manufacturing.
There's a lot of these stats that can be used repeatedly and I think you know see a lot of them during the debates.
But we're not they're being.
Crowded out and drowned out by the noise of Bain and that's a communication problems that.
That that the -- campaign is seeking to to rectify this week is a key week for Mitt -- all right.
Thanks very much Bob Cusack from the hill.
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