The DNC's Romney obsession
October 28th, 2011
12:35 PM ET
11 years ago

The DNC's Romney obsession

(CNN) – Mitt Romney has had a "rough couple of weeks," according to the latest string of attacks unleashed on him by the Democratic National Committee.

A three-page DNC memo released to the media Friday said Romney is losing support due to his shifting and "out-of-touch" policy positions that would disproportionately harm the middle class.

"To say that Mitt Romney flips around on his positions more than a weathervane would be an insult to weathervanes," DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse wrote. "As Mitt Romney clings to his status as a frontrunner of the GOP presidential field, even Republicans seem to be nervous about who Mitt Romney really is and what he actually believes."

To prove his point Woodhouse contrasted Romney's economic and foreign policy proposals with those of President Barack Obama.

While Romney would let the foreclosure crisis run its course, allowing homeowners to "hit rock bottom," the president is proposing executive actions to make it easier for property owners to hold onto their homes, Woodhouse said.

The former Massachusetts governor told the Las Vegas Review-Journal last week that the housing crisis needs to bottom out before it can recover.

Another point of contention for Woodhouse was that Romney accused the president of withdrawing troops from Iraq as part of a "political calculation."

"This is an astonishing charge coming from Mitt Romney who has taken multiple positions on virtually every major foreign policy issue that the U.S. has confronted over the past several years and changes his tune day in and day out for sheer political gain," Woodhouse wrote.

But the Romney campaign said the targeted attacks are a sign of Romney's strength within the GOP field.

"Democrats realize that Mitt Romney is the only Republican who can defeat President Obama in 2012. They are desperate to hold onto power, and will do and say anything to distract from President Obama's abysmal economic record," Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams told CNN. "Americans won't be fooled by false and negative attacks – they know that President Obama has failed, and they are eager to replace him with a new leader who can get our country back on track."

Also see:

Gingrich: Obama's student loan plan is a 'Ponzi scheme'

Cain campaign reports more than $3 million raised in October

Santorum: 'I would never skip a debate'

Tea party group to Bachmann: Quit the presidential race

Filed under: 2012 • DNC • Mitt Romney
soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. Malory Archer

    Simple answer...the teabagger/rethugliban Media will attack in full force, President Obama. All the rethugliban/teabagger whining in the world will not stop the true American taxpayers from sending the rethugliban/teabagger clown car back to wherever it came from!

    October 28, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    "We all know that the republican party is the party of stupid people. "
    Comments of this nature, along with your never ending rants, give you no credibility. None whatsoever.

    Tell you what – I'll give you Fair is Fair's corrolary. "Stupid is blind allegiance to any politician".

    October 28, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  3. thomas

    Keith in Austin
    Rick McDaniel
    Democrat Party – leftist "progressive" socialist communist losers hellbent on destroying the USA

    After reading your posts , I can tell you don't value education as a priority !
    Are you from Mississippi ?

    October 28, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  4. We Can't Wait 2012

    He's next. Buh Bye!!!

    October 28, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  5. thomas

    Keith in Austin
    Rick McDaniel
    Democrat Party – leftist "progressive" socialist communist losers hellbent on destroying the USA

    Texas has the highest high school drop out rate in the country , isn't that right Keith ?

    October 28, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Fair-I agree, you are an expert at stupidity. Whether it is knowingly or not, that is the question.

    October 28, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "If only President NObama and Democrat pets would put this into practice:

    "I would rather have vision without sight, than have sight without vision."
    Helen Keller"

    And most of us would rather be deaf and know the truth than have to listen to the GOPers'/Teatrolls' constant stream of vitriolic talking points and misinformation campaigning.

    October 28, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  8. Lynn

    Good for the DNC for going on the offense. Huntsman's description was perfect: Romney is a perfectly lubricated weathervane.

    October 28, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  9. Lee

    @PigInPoke – Why do you find it hard to believe I am an independant if I say Perry is a Trainwreck? I call him a trainwreck because I have watched all 5 debates he has been in an found him to be a poor communicator, a bad debater, a rude participant, off-message, unfocused, unprepared, no plan waste of our time.
    @Westward – No, no sarcasm in my post. That was generally how I feel.

    October 28, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  10. Andrew

    ROMNEY 2012. I don't read these CNN LIB articles... I only post truth, which absolutely infuriates the DEMs. They know ROMNEY will kick Obama's behind if they go head to head. The LIBs will kick, scream, lie, and cheat to keep their man... Obozo in office. Our country has slipped several notches since this clown came to town. 4 years is enough to destroy everything we've worked so hard to accomplish. Time for a true conservative to take office.

    October 28, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  11. R

    "I'll give you Fair is Fair's corrolary. "Stupid is blind allegiance to any politician"".

    Couldn't agree with you more Fair is Fair.

    October 28, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  12. Mitt Romney @ Bain Capital posing with Dollar Bill$$ like a Gangstar while shipping American jobs to China

    Mor(M)on Romney is giving Flip Flops a BAAAD NAME!!!

    October 28, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  13. Lee

    @Andrew It is not Omana bringing this country down. It is the fact that we have given power to too many extremist Progressive liberals and Teaparty Conservatives have grinded this country to a halt, refusing to come to a compromise on anything that comes before them.

    October 28, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
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