On CBS's This Morning today, Senior Romney Campaign Adviser Kevin Madden essentially dismissed the importance of the 2007 "Other race speech" video of President Obama.
The video resurfaced last night on Fox News' Hannity. In it, Obama suggests that the federal government treated the 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina tragedies differently for racial reasons.
Co-host Norah O'Donnell asked Madden if he thought the video was a "bombshell" and whether the Romney campaign woulld use it in television ads.
"Well, I think that it was covered in 2007," Madden said. "I think a number of folks are going to continue to cover it today. How they cover it in that context, I think, a lot of that is up to individual voters and whether they think it’s relevant to the conversation that we’re having today."
Madden continued, "We believe as a campaign and I think Gov. Romney believes what’s most relevant are the President’s policies and how they are affecting the economy today, how they’re affecting people bottom line, how they’re affecting household incomes. That’s a much more relevant debate that we’re going to be focused on as a campaign."