Thursday, August 9, 2012

You're Doing It Wrong, Mitt

And the Romney campaign pretty much lost their minds on Wednesday in response to this SuperPAC ad supporting President Obama:

The Romney campaign's response was...classic.

A Mitt Romney spokesperson offered an unusual counterattack Wednesday to an ad in which a laid-off steelworker blames the presumptive GOP nominee for his family losing health care: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor’s universal health care law.

“To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” Andrea Saul, Romney’s campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News. “There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President [Barack] Obama’s economy.”

YAY GO UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE!  Oh, wait a minute.  Universal Health Care is 100% evil to Republicans, we forgot.

Conservatives quickly dubbed Saul’s rebuttal a serious misstep by the campaign.
RedState’s Erick Erickson tweeted it could cost Romney the election:
Another RedState editor, Dan McLaughlin, wrote that the Romney campaign needed the criticism in order to learn the lesson of what not to do.
Conservative blogger Phil Klein, who’s been critical of Romney’s health care law, also thinks the comments were a grave mistake.
Philip Klein @philipaklein
Not sure if the Romney camp realizes what a huge opening they've just created for Ds on Obamacare

Ooops.  Oh, the Dems are quite aware, Phil.  Sit back and enjoy the show.

President Barack Obama told a cheering crowd of thousands Wednesday morning that opponent Mitt Romney would return the country's economy to the failed policies of a decade ago and women's health care coverage to the 1950s, adding: "Colorado, you've got to make sure that does not happen."

"The choice between going backward and moving forward has never been so clear," Obama told the audience gathered inside the Auraria Events Center on the Auraria campus downtown Denver.

It's on now, Mitt.   You just blew it, huge.

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