It’s expected that the people who brought you President Barack Obama, including the commander in chief himself, would be shifting into attack mode in preparation for the height of campaign season, and their main target is looking a lot like Mitt Romney. But Obama might look out for the log in his own eye, so to speak, when it comes to attacking Romney for his allegiances to Wall Street. —KA
The New York Times:
Do they go the flip-flopper route? Or do they go the out-of-touch, protector-of-Wall-Street route?
The two tactics are not necessarily mutually exclusive, and in fact, the president’s re-election proponents have in recent days been gleefully highlighting both aspects of Mr. Romney’s public persona.
In one portrayal, he is the one-percenter Wall Street type — witness the Democrats’ display in Iowa this past weekend of a worker who was laid off from a company that was restructured by Bain Capital on Mr. Romney’s watch. That portrait makes him out to be a conservative ideologue.
The other picture paints him as the weathervane-watcher who was for Roe versus Wade before he was against it; who said he believed that humans contributed to global warming before he said that actually he was not so sure about that; and who said he was glad Mr. Obama was “copying” parts of his Massachusetts health reform before he said he would seek repeal of the federal health-care overhaul.