Obama Campaign Blames What it Says was Romney Dishonesty 10/7/12
October 7, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Barack Obama tries to gather more campaign cash today in California, his surrogates are continuing to pound the theme that Mitt Romney's success in last week's debate was the result of dishonesty.
Obama strategist David Axelrod told CBS that Obama was "a little taken aback" when Romney, in Axelrod's words, "walked away from his record." Axelrod says there will be adjustments for that in the next two debates.
A top Obama campaign adviser, Robert Gibbs, concedes that Romney delivered a "masterful, masterful performance." But Gibbs tells ABC that he doesn't think Romney's positions -- or the campaign itself -- have changed.
Romney and Obama are both airing new ads saying their positions have been distorted by their opponent.
Romney is spending a second day campaigning in Florida -- drawing on the success of his debate performance, and carrying a populist message.