That was not very smart! Mitt Romney suffered another setback when a senior member of his team, John Sununu, was forced to apologize.
He had to admit he went too far suggesting President Barack Obama is un-American. A former governor of New Hampshire, had already resurrected questions about Obama's American credentials and attempted to link him to political corruption in Chicago. Since questions about Obama’s American credentials are really below the belt and -let’s be frank-really stupid Sununu was forced to apologize: "Frankly, I made a mistake. I shouldn't have used those words. And I apologize for using those words," Sununu said. The Romney team fielded Sununu in an attempt to reverse damage in last few weeks. Sununu attacked Obama on every possible way he could remember including sentence: "I wish this president would learn how to be an American."
The Obama campaign said this is an effort to distract attention from questions about the Republican challenger's tax returns and his time at Bain Capital. That’s probably true. Republicans are concerned that Romney has failed to respond to attacks over Bain Capital so they deployed Sununu. And Sununu couldn’t come out with something better than “un-American” story? Romney has made another questionable decision: not to release his tax returns beyond those for 2010, which he has already made public. Those for 2011 he has promised to release before the election. The Obama campaign released an ad questioning whether Romney paid any tax at all. Over the past weeks Romney campaign has failed to mach Obama’s team effort. It seems obvious that concentrating almost exclusively on negative ads about Obama's handling of the economy instead of establish Romney as a great candidate is mistake. Romney has to seize the initiative. Maybe by the announcement of his vice-presidential pick or the release of July's jobs figures. He’s going to London for the Olympics and then to Israel. Is it a good idea to be out of the country in the middle of campaign? We’ll see…
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