Today at the Chicago NATO Summit, Obama told the audience:
[Bain Capital] is not a distraction, this is what this campaign is gonna be about.
Meanwhile, back at campaign headquarters, Team Obama is in full meltdown mode after Newark Mayor Cory Booker went off script, undermining and mocking “what this campaign is going to be about.”
The Obama campaign is in full damage-control mode one day after Newark Mayor Cory Booker publicly derided Democrats’ assault on presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney over his record at Bain Capital.
Chief Obama strategist David Axelrod today publicly rebuked Booker, a popular and high-profile surrogate for the campaign, saying he was “just wrong.”
“I love Cory Booker. He’s a great mayor. If I were, if my house was on fire, I’d hope he were my next door neighbor,” Axelrod said on MSNBC, referring to Booker’s rescue of a neighbor last month.
“I agree with what he said later. I think this was a legitimate area for discussion,” Axelrod said of Booker’s subsequent comments clarifying the issue.
But Booker isn’t the only Democrat already tired and made uncomfortable by Obama’s divisive attacks on the risk-takers who create the jobs and this country’s wealth. Below you’ll see an ad the Romney campaign released today with more Democrats going “off-script” on the subject of Bain — an ad that not only proves Romney already has a rapid response team up and running, but that it’s a very effective rapid response team.
If Obama loses the Bain Capital battle, he’ll probably lose the election. All a failed incumbent can do is toxify his opponent, rendering him unelectable — and this is a failed incumbent who has staked his entire campaign on divisive class warfare and envy.
Team Obama is in a panic because their entire playbook is falling apart.