Romney camp going on defensive over Bain attacks
Our Campaign Insiders weigh in
- Duration 6:57
- Date Jul 16, 2012
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Governor Mitt Romney going on a major media blitz this weekend no longer ignoring or downplaying the Obama camp's attacks on being capital.
With now 41 straight months with unemployment above 8%.
And what does the president do he -- he says he's gonna.
Raise taxes on people.
He's trying to got welfare reform as we know what and the largest attacks of this nature it's.
Well it's it's beneath the dignity of his office.
All right this on the heels of an ad paid for by governor Romney.
Right what caused governor Romney is suddenly kick in in the high gear and change tactics let's bring in.
Our campaign insiders Doug -- Fox News contributor former pollster for Bill Clinton -- -- he too.
Fox News contributor and former pollster for president Jimmy Carter -- absolutely -- a former Republican congressman.
For New York congressman let me start -- -- Romney actually told Fox News earlier this last week he said when you respond to you lose.
Well -- certainly now responding.
Juan what he lost last week badly I would say it was the worst week for the Romney camp -- out.
He was on the -- -- over the -- stuff that foreign bank accounts the outsourcing jobs he's had a hard time getting off of that.
What we saw -- clip was what we need to hear from a Republican challenger to a president the economy's terrible.
The America's down on the mouth about the future of the country sure they're looking for someone to lead them into a better place.
And what are we talking about whether this guy was a member of the board whether he had offshore accounts he's got to get this behind them.
And get back about all have something different happened when suddenly Obama campaign aide Stephanie Cutter -- -- -- -- Ali could be a felon.
Well audio on -- they -- look we're really down in Chicago and if you saw BP report yesterday the president Virginia in the rain.
Saying Romney is the problem of -- -- -- -- really tough in this game up they're really they're really going for trying to go right think kill on this.
That the two problems I think one is the Romney.
Should've seen this coming I mean this isn't -- You know we've known I think the strategy.
Last August it was laid out a political that they were going to do this that maybe didn't -- -- -- but but the problem if you can't pretend you need to get ahead of these things right because otherwise it will be able divert.
-- don't -- -- the president did it yet again today he hauled off and accused Mitt Romney of outsourcing job -- overseas even though all the fact checkers Zain.
Is completely dishonest in -- untrue but then.
The president uttered what may seem like a gap was put it up on the television screen.
Here's -- presents it as the head of a private equity firm is Romney's job.
Was to maximize profits and help investors there's nothing wrong with back.
Did the president just undermined his own argument.
You know I don't think so because on one hand.
President Obama needs money from private equity and Wall Street.
And he's not anti capitalist.
See full -- -- OK but on the Fuller argument.
They -- gonna keep driving the message that outsourcing is an okay.
And that one probably -- -- Bain Capital just is on a proper -- it president's jobs council use these old we have guys who outsourced jobs.
Eight with mistreated whenever you know -- -- -- -- who is not only that -- torturer in chief of the world writing.
It's corporation pays no taxes right -- -- all of the -- the rank hypocrisy here.
But this is a problem I -- -- -- -- we went public because they don't know how to do what look the Obama campaign great he's driving a message whether they're right or wrong.
They have message discipline and well -- -- you know worried congressman.
Negative ads and smears as some people would characterize it they work I'm gonna put up on the screen a map of all the swing states in which these negative or smears are running.
And the recent polls there show that more voters -- governor Romney's business experience as a negative.
Right -- -- -- they weren't getting pounded by these ads so let me just say as the Republican on this panel.
That it distresses my fellow Republicans you can see it when when you bring up this Fallon tonight.
When you have the Obama campaign saying that Mitt Romney who's never done anything wrong and his wife except cut some kids -- boarding school.
And -- throw in the word Fallon around but the shocking thing is no Republicans came to his defense collapsed and waited and I did that -- respond to think well first of all.
This is my criticism of governor Romney he when he was going to run for president.
Why did he not clean up its own financial affairs closed up in -- -- in the Cayman Islands -- why he if he Swiss bank account that's why Vienna Camelot here I would.
Yeah except dad did and why you know why.
And John is exactly right and I wanna go to the other point which is -- you -- which is why don't they on the attack.
For this president I mean this is the man who -- fast and furious you know I would be saying I'd be out there are saying excuse me solution for all the green energy money and jobs went overseas but -- something.
And it was with private money was being used it would sure taxpayers money.
Going to his Butler the greatest corruption.
And history you know but you're trying might.
Same Romney is trying to to refocus on jobs and the economy and his argument is -- point 2% unemployment is abysmal and economic growth is anemic right so Charlie Rose at CS confronted.
The president about that today here's what the presidents have put this up on the screen.
Well that he is he is Romney's argument and you don't hear me complaining about him making that argument because if I -- -- his shoes.
I'd be making the same arguments.
That's tantamount to acknowledging that -- Romney's argument is right and what Obama's saying is why isn't governor Romney -- yeah.
It's not a gift it's a big knowledge written of his weakness in his foibles of harassing -- news when you tell a true open net that it is a -- -- -- and absolutely.
It out Greg that we think that the last week if you go back and look at it.
From day one Monday comes out with this tax plan -- the thing we've heard before I'm gonna extend the bush tax cuts for the middle class not for the rich.
Gets -- Romney all jazzed up on that.
And then boom out comes Biden saying where his taxes.
Why the Cayman Islands bank accounts all this stuff.
They are running the Obama campaign is running a brilliant campaign on the offense -- you get back on his -- let's play.