Romney Pivots to More Aggressive Stance in Presidential Race
Republican Mitt Romney is pivoting to a more aggressive position in his presidential race in an effort to restore confidence in his campaign and change a growing perception that the race is swinging against him.
With just 44 days before the election and trailing President Barack Obama in crucial swing states, the Republican nominee plans to intensify the pace of his public campaign and the tone of his rhetoric.
“He’s got to get off the heels and got to get out and charge forward,” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said today on “Fox News Sunday.” “I want to see fire in the belly.”
Romney is fighting to refocus his campaign after one of the most difficult weeks of his candidacy, dominated by the publication of a secretly recorded May video in which he derided almost half of all Americans as government-dependent “victims” and a flood of criticism from within his own party.
Romney and his campaign have dismissed concerns that they are mismanaging the race, pointing to national tracking polls that show the contest tightening as Obama’s post-convention bounce fades.
“It doesn’t need a turnaround,” Romney said in an excerpts from CBS’s “60 Minutes” released in advance of the broadcast of his interview tonight. “We’ve got a campaign which is tied with an incumbent president to the United States.”