How Should Romney Have Responded to Being Accused of a Felony?
A member of President Obama’s reelection team accused Mitt Romney of committing a felony in regards to his tenure at Bain Capital, which prompted Romney’s team to demand an apology ... a demand the president has refused. An Obama deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, said on CBS’s Face the Nation that the Romney team should “stop whining.” She added, “Instead of whining about what the Obama campaign is saying, why don’t you just put the facts out there and let people decide, rather than trying to hide them.”
Former governor and top Romney surrogate, John Sununu appeared on America Live today to weigh in on the growing attacks from the campaign trail. He told Megyn Kelly, “It’s amazing to me that this president would introduce the word felon into the discourse. This is a president who wallowed in Chicago in the murky soup of politics/felons, a region where the politicians quite often end up as felons in jail.”
Sununu continued his point, saying, “This is a president who cut a very snarky
real estate deal with Tony Rezko, who is now in prison for trying to extort some money on a political basis. Why would the president want to give people an opportunity to raise his wallowing with felons in the past by raising that question? … I think it’s going to come back and bite him.”
Kelly said that she’s heard from viewers that they are sick of the back-and-forth from both sides. Sununu jumped in and said, “With all due respect, and I appreciate you trying to be fair and balanced but it has been done to Governor Romney by the attacks that have been made by the Obama administration. We could be talking today about the 24 million unemployed and underemployed; they’re the ones that have problems.”
How should Romney have responded to the felon remark? Sununu said, “He doesn’t have to bring it up, it’s guys like me who are a little bit irrational that can bring it up, and I have.” He went on to say that between the conventions and Election Day, we’ll begin to see real engagement between the candidates, instead of the distractions being thrown around now.