No, not trying to influence the media or anything. This just reaffirms how devastating the Des Moines Register endorsement of Mitt Romney is to Team Obama. Oh, the humanity!
Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod told a Des Moines Register (DMR) reporter that the newspaper’s endorsement of Mitt Romney was “confounding,” but would not stop them from carrying Iowa.
“With all due respect to your editorial board, I think that the editorial itself was a little bit confounding,” Axelrod said on a conference call when a DMR reporter asked him to respond to the editorial.In particular, he said he disliked the DMR’s treatment of the Obama and Romney tax plans.
“There is not a lot of difference between the two candidates’ short-term economic plans, as both are heavy on a promise of tax cuts for the middle class but short on details,” The Des Moines Register editors wrote in their first endorsement of a Republican presidential candidate since 1972. “Romney’s plan, however, goes beyond helping the middle class with tax breaks.”
By contrast, the DMR said that Obama’s “best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short. Nothing indicates it would change with a second term in the White House.”
Axelrod, meanwhile, is crowing over the stunning Boston Globe endorsement of the failed president.
Mitt’s largest home state newspaper endorses. Their choice? President Obama!b.globe.com/TOkNWE
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) October 29, 2012
Imagine that, the largest paper in the most liberal state in the nation endorsing a Democat.