David Axelrod Suffering Massive Butthurt Over DMR Endorsement of Romney

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 at 11:53 am

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.

Imagine that, the largest paper in the most liberal state in the nation endorsing a Democat.

7 Responses to “David Axelrod Suffering Massive Butthurt Over DMR Endorsement of Romney”

  1. Lurking Observer on 29/29/12 at 1:36 pm

    When was the last time the Boston Globe endorsed a Republican?

    The last time the Des Moines Register endorsed a Republican was in 1972.

    Perhaps Mr. Axelrod doesn’t understand that, when a dog bites a man, that’s not news, but when a man bites a dog, it is?

  2. OSweet on 29/29/12 at 1:50 pm

    Maybe the editors of Mitt’s largest home-state newspaper didn’t want their cars keyed.

  3. Report from Reality World on 29/29/12 at 1:57 pm

    You know on the question of “butt hurt”, I’ve got a little sore spot on my backside that Axelrod is welcome to kiss.

  4. Daniel on 29/29/12 at 2:13 pm

    The Boston Globe is owned by the New York Times. Did Mr. Axelrod really expect the New York Times to endorse Romney?
    The concept is hilarious! If this is the kind of news that cheers Axelrod, he is a very unhappy man.

  5. John on 29/29/12 at 3:00 pm

    Endorsement? I’ve got your endorsement right here.

    OBAMA – 3 presidents in one!.
    Carter’s competency
    Nixon’s ethics
    Lyndon Johnson’s integrity.