Heating up between Obama, Romney camps
October 31st, 2011
12:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Heating up between Obama, Romney camps

(CNN) - A day after senior Obama adviser David Plouffe denounced Mitt Romney as a man with "no core," two other Obama aides added their own stinging criticisms against the Republican presidential hopeful – the latest sign the president's advisors have zeroed in on Romney as the likely GOP nominee.

As anyone who's watched [Mitt Romney], it's always a question as to where he was and where he is and where he might be on any given issue," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters in an off camera briefing Monday morning. Carney has previously held back direct attacks against Republican presidential contenders.

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Filed under: 2012 • David Plouffe • Jay Carney • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAliban/TEAhadists

    David Plouffe got it right. Willard has no principles. There's no telling where he'll stand on an issue from one day to the next. King Flip Flop!

    October 31, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    It would seem that this campaign is going to go down in history as a landmark. A campaign when liberals created a messaging machine of their own that could compete on the same playing field as the conservative machine.

    October 31, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  3. Ron Anderson

    Willard is person that will not defeat our President!!!! The President has the valued we want and need.The economy is not great but he said it best. He can not do it alone. Lets replace the Republicans in congress and move the country in the right direction!!!!!!

    October 31, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    Willard "Mitt" Romney will never become President of the United States of America. No way. No how.

    October 31, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  5. Woman In California

    The Obama campaign should not waste too much time and energy on this corporate zombie at this stage in the game. Willard will destroy ANY chance he might have on his own with all his back and forth lies depending on which mode he's in on that particular day.

    Why won't Willard conduct any interviews?
    Is he only able to speak to rich people and Mormons?

    He will never become president with his questionable character and you can take that to the bank.

    October 31, 2011 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    When will teavangelicals realize that Mittens will be the republican candidate for president? It can't be too reassuring for the religious right as Mittens has taken both sides of the teavangelicals only issue, abortion. There are other problems facing most Americans, but Mittens does not have any solutions. Like a seasoned politician, he will be quick take credit for plans anyone else might come up with.

    October 31, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    When Karl Rove spends millions to swift boat Perry, you know they have their money on Mr. Mittens.

    October 31, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  8. ST

    Anyone who thinks Romney will not be a "mediocre" president, just wait and see if at all he will be elected, which I do not think he will.

    October 31, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  9. Peace

    I have been trying all the time to find the logic: " Romney can beat Obama". If that is the case, why doesn't he get that heavy support to make him emerges as unshakable nominee?

    October 31, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  10. Four and The Door

    Obama is not the guy to make noise about changing values. At one point he's all about massive government spending to stimulate the economy and next he's making a SOU address as a fiscal conservative. He was a fiscal conservative for about 12 minutes. Then the speech ended. If he says that absolutely he is taking a stand and will not bend, you can be sure the next thing you see will be him bending and taking credit for the new way being his own idea. It must be frustrating to be a Democrat and watch this guy. He's got too many people pulling his strings.

    October 31, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  11. Mike

    Hey Ron he had an all democratic congress for the first two years and did absolutley nothing! You can't blame Bush for everything! This guy is clueless.
    And you want to talk about spending money this baffon has spent more money is 3 years that the past 30 presidents. Know what you are talking about before you sound off. Believe me I am not voting for that Rino Romney he us the same guy that we have in office a big government idiot! You want to stimulate the economy get out of the way and lift some of the thousands of regulations placed on business. Start drilling! We have enough oil under oyr feet to power this nation for the next 50 years if we can't figure something out in 50 years then we have a problem. Did you know the price of oil is at its lowest point in years but yet we are still paying over 3 dollars a gallon, and they call us conservatives big oil! Wrong again!

    October 31, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  12. Four and The Door

    Peace
    I have been trying all the time to find the logic: " Romney can beat Obama". If that is the case, why doesn't he get that heavy support to make him emerges as unshakable nominee?
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    It will be more difficult to get the Republican nomination than to beat Obama. There are several great Republican candidates, all of who are capable of winning the General Election in 2012.

    October 31, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  13. willard

    Roomey will be wins for presdient

    October 31, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  14. Jacksonesq

    Romney has my vote. He's a bull dog that won't say no. The LIBERAL Hollywood machine will try and discredit him, but his morals and principles will prevail. ROMNEY 2012.

    October 31, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  15. AlaskaPalin

    Myth Romney. whatever romney says on any given issue may be taken as a myth. Myth Romney = Barrack Obama.

    October 31, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  16. ROMNEY 2012

    ROMNEY ALL THE WAY! Alabama is behind you all the way to the White House.

    October 31, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  17. George

    Go Mitt. You can do it! Best of luck!

    October 31, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  18. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    @willard-Is that you Mitt?

    October 31, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  19. Keith in Austin

    As an independent voter I have yet to decide on Romney. However, one thing is for certain. Bozo must go! Any GOP candidate currently in the race is a far-better option than the Campaigner-In-Chief!

    October 31, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  20. Njfinest2009

    Mitt Romney has made a career out of running for president! When will he learn that he is not wanted and is just wasting his time and money..? I seriously doubt the tea party will back him and neither will the GOP! he is not even moving in the polls, the corporations are people too statement did it in for him.. Him and his battles with the other whiner Rick Perry get worse and worse @ each debate, Romney has no solutions except to cater to the rich along with the rest of the republican candidates, people wake up Vote dems in 2012

    October 31, 2011 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  21. Mike

    Bulldog? You mean poodle! This guy is very smart I will give him that. He is very good on tv but he is a Rino! You want a good canidate to back it is the one that no one is talking about. That would be Rick. He is the only one talking about foriegn policy and that is the number 2 issue, and everytime you ask Romney about repealing Obama care he dancies around it. That is a huge economic burden when it takes effect he is liberal, but if he wins the nomination I will be forced to vote for him. He can't be worse than what we have!

    October 31, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |