Mitt is back on his heels over an infographic
Mitt Romney is complaining again. That dastardly Obama is showing what Romney and the Republicans will do if we give the GOP complete control in the coming election. The cartoon cycle is a simple graphic, that compares how things are now with what Romney & the GOP have said they will do.
The complaint? Not that it’s factually wrong, but that the Obama campaign is not using real people to illustrate the facts. That’s pretty weak tea whiney Mr. Romney, especially since the Obama campaign has released videos with real people in them illustrating the same points over the past few months.
Romney’s been back on his heels the past few news cycles, reacting rather than proposing, desperately seeking attention now that the primaries are all but over and the real campaign has begun. Mitt’s reduction to seeking attention through hand wringing about what his opponent is doing is not an auspicious start, and it’s worse that he’s not factually refuting any of it.
The Obama campaign would also probably like to thank Mitt for drawing even more attention to their “Life of Julia” infographic that illustrates the effects of draconian GOP policies at every point in a woman’s lifetime, good job Mitt!
For the Obama campaign, the creation of “The Life of Julia” was the latest campaign gimmick — drawing in female voters through social media to an infographic showing what a young woman’s life might look like under the policies of a White House run by Mitt Romney, rather than by President Obama.
But Romney does not seem amused.
“This little cartoon that they have on the life of Julia really reveals the weakness of the president’s policies,” the presumed Republican nominee told Fox News host Sean Hannity during a taped interview that aired Tuesday night. “To have to defend your record by coming up with a cartoon character, as opposed to real people, suggests that he doesn’t want to talk about his record at all.”
The Obama campaign invented Julia, a fictional character, during a national debate about the effects the proposed Republican budget would have on programs of particular interest to women, including Planned Parenthood, Head Start, public education and federal assistance for student loans.
Obama picked up that theme during a speech to kick off his general election campaign Saturday.