Romney ‘Hate’ Complaint Rubbished
The White House Thursday said Mitt Romney’s complaint that President Barack Obama was peddling “hate” showed the Republican candidate wanted to change the subject as he was losing the election debate.
Republican Romney’s outburst on Tuesday sent the White House race into overdrive, reflecting fast rising bitterness between the two campaigns just 82 days before November’s election.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said there was often a point in campaigns when one side would try to distract media attention from one story, by trying to spin reporters on another one.
“That is invariably because that side is losing the policy debate,” said Carney, arguing that Obama, just back from a three-day bus tour of Iowa, was narrowing in on issues that matter to the economy and the American people.
Romney’s campaign has often made a similar charge about Obama’s operation, saying the president is attacking Romney over business record and tax returns to distract attention from high unemployment and a slow economy.
Carney suggested Romney was concerned about the president’s examination of his plans for Medicare, the state funded health plan for seniors.