“No significant education has been done about Governor Romney’s economic record yet,” campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said Friday when asked how Obama plans to overcome Romney’s 40-36 lead among voters on economic issues. “And when people find out that he made a series of promises in Massachusetts that he didn’t fulfill . . . he didn’t fulfill them in Massachusetts.”
LaBolt may have a case to make on Romney’s record — although Romney will likely counter, as he did in the primary that Democrats who now support Obama blocked his agenda — but what is striking is the absence of any defense of the president.
Watch the video. LaBolt makes no effort to defend Obama’s economic record, at all. To convince voters to trust Obama on the economy rather Romney, the Obama plans to weaken their confidence in Romney, not strengthen it in Obama.