The disastrous June unemployment numbers are out. Where is the Romney campaign? The website greets visitors with a message about Obamacare–fair enough. Inside the site, there is a statement on the front page about the economy–from yesterday. At the Weekly Standard, there is a statement from Romney–“It doesn’t have to be this way…America can do better”–but the most recent press release is about Venezuela, also from yesterday. Meanwhile, at the Obama campaign’s website, Obama’s economic plan is near the top of the page.
The jobless statistics came out nearly three hours ago. Voters looking for answers from Mitt Romney are going to go to his campaign website–and will struggle to find his response or his solutions. It is too late in the news cycle, and in the campaign, for Romney to be caught flat-footed like this. Romney can do better.