It's been a rough week for President Obama as his campaign's mainline of attack against presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney has struggled, thrusting momentum to the side of the former Massachusetts governor's campaign. On Friday the RNC released a new ad highlighting the "mutiny" against President Obama from May 20 to May 25, pointing to "fourteen Democrats and counting" who have spoken out against actions made by the president and his reelection campaign.
The ad reads off Cory Booker, Deval Patrick, and Joe Manchin among the list of the president's Democrat dissenters, followed by Fox News footage discussing President Obama's poor showing in Democratic primaries this week. "It's been a bad week for President Obama but a bad three years for Americans," the ad concludes.
The Hill reports that the Obama campaign has blasted the video in a statement, maintaining that they are happy to continue talking about Romney's tenure at Bain.
"A week spent discussing Mitt Romney’s record as a corporate buyout specialist was bad for one person — Mitt Romney. Even his own supporters admitted what we all know to be the truth: that his private sector career wasn’t about creating jobs as he claims — it was about getting a high return on his investments, no matter the cost to workers, companies, or communities," said Obama spokeswoman Lis Smith. "And if the decibel level of Republicans’ faux outrage is any indication, they seem to understand that Americans don’t want this type of experience in White House.”
The statement echoes remarks made by President Obama in Chicago Monday affirming his campaign's Bain Capital line of attack.
"If the main basis for him suggesting he can do a better job is his track record as the head of a private equity firm, then both the upsides and the downsides are worth examining," Obama said Monday.