"We’ve said [Romney's faith is] not fair game, and we wish that Governor Romney would stand up as strongly and as resolutely, consistently, to refute these kinds of things on his side. Instead, he’s amplified them in the past and he’s put logs on that fire and that’s not leadership."
--David Axelrod, strategist for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, on CNN Sunday clearly refusing any attempt by the Mitt Romney campaign to avoid making Rev. Jeremiah Wright's association with Obama an issue. The Romney camp said Thursday going forward that it "repudiates" any anti-Obama group who tries making the associations relevant this year. In response, like a bitter and unforgiving sister who wasn't asked to prom, Axelrod says "that's not leadership."