Surrogates for the Obama campaign are using harsh language to describe Mitt Romney following Tuesday night’s debate, calling him “a fraud” and “a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
Lambasting Romney over his tax plan, which was the subject of harsh criticism from President Obama in the second debate, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said Romney is “perpetrating a fraud on the American people.”
“If you gave him all the deductions that there are ... you've got $2.5 trillion. He doesn't want all the deductions. And he's trying to fake it to the American people,” Kerry said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “He's running on the central issue of our time, and he's not being straight with the American people. I find it stunning. It's to me disqualifying.”
Robert Gibbs, a senior adviser to the Obama campaign, criticized Romney over his tax plan and on immigration, saying he will “tell whatever audience what they want to hear.”
“He is trying to be a wolf in sheep's clothing,” Gibbs said on CNN’s Starting Point. “He is trying desperately to change himself and change his appearance in these debates. He has become a political chameleon.”
Republicans also had barbs of their own. And although it’s not the first time that former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu has called Obama a liar, he used the label for the president once more on Wednesday with regard to his answers on Libya.
“The president got caught lying last night,” Sununu said on CNN's Starting Point.
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