Election 2012: For a campaign that claims not to be worried about the fallout from President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” bomb, they sure are spending a lot of time and money hopelessly trying to do damage control on it.
On Wednesday, Obama’s top strategist, David Axelrod, dismissed the entire episode. “I’ve concluded that it’s not all that impactful,” he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Oh really? So tell us again why Obama, his campaign, the Democratic Party and their pals in the mainstream press are working overtime to defend his “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that” remark?
The latest came from DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse, who promised in a memo to “turn the page tomorrow on Mitt Romney’s trumped-up, out-of-context fact-checked-to-death BS about the president and small business” and how Obama really and truly is “a consistent advocate for small businesses.”
Here’s a quick review of what else the campaign has done to tamp down this “unimportant” story:
July 19: A campaign ad charges Romney with launching a “false attack” by directly quoting Obama.