One of Mitt Romney’s top advisers said Saturday that President Obama’s decision to bailout Chrysler and General Motors was actually Romney’s idea.
“[Romney's] position on the bailout was exactly what President Obama followed. I know it infuriates them to hear that,” Eric Fehrnstrom, senior adviser to the Romney campaign, said.
“The only economic success that President Obama has had is because he followed Mitt Romney’s advice.”
The claim appears to be a shift from Mitt Romney’s November 2008 op-ed in The New York Times, headlined, “Let Detroit go bankrupt.”
Expect a lot of this. Romney’s core supporters are two groups that will believe anything: people who hate Obama and Mormons. Hence the Romney campaign is under the impression they can say pretty much anything and expect a good portion of their supporters to believe it wholeheartedly.
As to the general election, the hope is to sling so much mud the cynics stay home and the low-information folks get fooled in sizable numbers.
“Romneality” is what I call the strategy, although I don’t think it will work…blatant b.s. like in this story only fools a small portion the populace. Combing John Kerry’s charisma with George W. Bush’s policies doesn’t seem like a winning combination in any sense.
Romney campaign aide claims auto bailout was Romney’s idea – The Hill’s Ballot Box