In an effort to label President Obama a typical politician, the Romney campaign released an online video going after the president’s relationship with his donors.
The video shows reports of alleged cronyism between Obama and his top donors, as the president sings Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” On Saturday, the Obama campaign ran an ad of its own displaying Romney singing “America the Beautiful.”
With a struggling economy, the Romney campaign is attempting to paint Obama as a candidate focused on the “donor class,” rather than the middle class.
“While middle-class Americans are suffering in the Obama economy, President Obama’s donors and supporters are ‘doing fine,’” Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in a statement. “The President has spent billions of taxpayer dollars on political payoffs, but failed to create the millions of jobs he promised. Americans deserve a president who is concerned with creating jobs for the middle class, not rewarding campaign donors. It's Chicago-style economics, and it's not working.”
After being hounded for the last several works over Romney’s time at Bain Capital, the campaign is trying to change the conversation and go on the offensive.
“President Obama, who ran on all this hope and change and talk about changing Washington in 2008, failed to change Washington,” Romney senior advisor Kevin Madden said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “[He] has totally obsessed with talking about the past, and actually ceded the argument of what we're going to do to fix our economy in the future.”
The president is traveling to Cincinnati, Ohio, on Monday for a town hall on the economy. The campaign says that he will pressure Congress to pass a tax cut on income less than $250,000. He will also tout the auto bailout, which the campaign says saved 150,000 jobs in Ohio.