White House senior adviser David Plouffe on Sunday said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has “no core” when it comes to taking a firm stance on difficult issues.
“Issue after issue after issue, he’s moved all over the place,” Plouffe said on NBC’s Meet the Press, citing the former Massachusetts governor’s shifts to the right on climate change, gay marriage, and abortion.
“What you need in that office is conviction, you need to have a true compass, and you’ve got to be willing to make tough calls,” Plouffe said. “You get the sense that if he had to say the sky was green and the grass was blue to win an election, he’d do it.”
Remember this is from a taxpayer paid White House staffer. He left the administration long enough to help set up the Chicago headquarters for Obama's re-election and to sell his book, then he came back on board at the White House. Apparently the White House is just as nervous as the re-election team about Obama's odds of winning a second term. They have taken to criticizing individual GOP candidates in the primary race, not waiting for the actual candidate who will compete with Obama for the 2012 election.
Romney is one who has come out ahead of Obama in polling for winning that election.
Even an obvious partisan in the media noticed that Plouffe was going over the line in his personal attack of Romney. The noted to the round table panel that it was new ground being broken. The host of that show noted the new ground being broken by Plouffe to his guests on the panel for discussion of that interview. Partisans on both sides were divided on if Plouffe should apologize to Romney for a personal attack on national television. The Republican partisan said yes while the Democratic ones said no. No surprise there. We are a deeply divided country where more and more often it seems anything goes. Instead of arguing the issues, discussions devolve into personal attacks.