Tags: rove | romney | obama | election

Rove: Romney Must Respond More Forcefully to Obama Attacks

Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 02:16 PM

By Newsmax Wires

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney must do a better job rebutting broadsides from President Barack Obama and his campaign team, says ace Republican strategist Karl Rove.

In recent weeks the Obama campaign has accused Romney of outsourcing U.S. jobs and of lying about when he stopped running Bain Capital. The Obama side also has criticized him for holding overseas bank accounts and investments.

The assaults are unjustified, Rove writes in The Wall Street Journal. And they have done little to shift polls, which still show Obama and Romney in a virtual tie.

“Still, they have had an effect,” Rove says. “The Romney campaign's response—which included whiny demands that the president apologize for his attacks—has unsettled GOP activists, causing them to wonder how prepared Mr. Romney and his team are for the mud-fest they've entered.”

Obama has been able to deflect attention from economic weakness, especially sluggish job growth, Rove notes.

“The danger for Mr. Romney is that if these charges go un-refuted, they could discourage swing voters from going for him this fall when they decide whom to support,” Rove writes. “Therefore, Mr. Romney should challenge Mr. Obama directly—as he did effectively on Tuesday and Wednesday—but in a way that makes the Republican bigger and more presidential than the incumbent.”

Romney should use a “tone of disappointment and regret, not anger and malice” to point out that Obama’s policies aren’t doing anything to improve the economy,” Rove says. “The [Obama] attacks are more than just ‘misleading, unfair and untrue.’ They are proof Mr. Obama isn't up to the job and no longer worthy of the nation's confidence.”


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Rep. Mike Kelly Offers Obama 'Lump of Coal for Christmas'

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 07:50 AM

All forms of energy in the United States should be developed to spur job creation and economic growth, Pennsylvania Repu . . .

Politico: Obama May Give Dems 80 Percent of 2016 Latino Vote

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 19:18 PM

President Barack Obama may be on track to helping deliver as much as 80 percent of Latino voters to the 2016 Democratic  . . .

Obama Appointee's Group Accused of Illegal Politicking

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 19:09 PM

A nonprofit group run by an Obama administration appointee may have supported Democratic mayoral candidates in Californi . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved