White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today characterized the Romney campaign as “desperate” for fanning outrage over a video from 1998 that presents audio of President Obama expressing support for “redistribution” of wealth.
All of us . . . have seen circumstances like this where a campaign is having a very bad day or a very bad week and in circumstance like that, there are efforts made – sometimes desperate efforts made – to change the subject.
Asked whether he was terming the Romney campaign “desperate,” Carney doubled down.
I made an observation as a keen observer of the political scene that when a campaign is having a bad day or a bad week or, some might say, a bad month . . . you sometimes witness an effort that seems desperate to change the subject.
Carney argued that in the video, which has been widely cited after being featured on the Drudge Report, Obama was merely making “an argument for a more efficient and more effective government.”
The video appears below. You can judge for yourself.