What do the Wall Street Journal, Rupert Murdoch, Jack Welch, William Kristol and the DNC have in common? We all think Mitt Romney is running a campaign that avoids substance and the issues that matter most to voters at every possible opportunity. Mitt Romney thinks he can duck, dodge and dance around the issues on his way to a victory in November. He won’t level with voters on his proposed budget, which would gut middle class programs to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires and he won’t explain to the American people why he has stashed millions in offshore tax shelters or why being an outsourcing pioneer qualifies him to be president. If the Wall Street Journal, Rupert Murdoch, Jack Welch and William Kristol aren’t buying what the GOP nominee is selling, how does Mitt Romney expect the American people to?
Romney's Tax Confusion
Wall Street Journal
The biography that voters care about is their own, and they want to know how a candidate is going to improve their future. That means offering a larger economic narrative and vision than Mr. Romney has so far provided.
Rupert Murdoch vs. Mitt Romney
Washington Post // Nia-Malika Henderson
First it was Rupert Murdoch, the chief executive of News Corp., who tweeted Sunday that Romney’s GOP presidential campaign team was insular and outmatched by President Obama’s. “Met Romney last week. Tough O Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless he drops old friends from team and hires some real pros. Doubtful.”
Ex-GE chief tweets Romney should listen to Murdoch
USA Today // Catalina Camia
The former chairman and CEO of General Electric seconded Murdoch's tweets about the presumptive Republican presidential nominee needing new campaign advisers in a post on Twitter last night. “Hope Mitt Romney is listening to Murdoch advice ont campaign staff..playing in league with Chicago pols..No room for amateurs”
Kristol lashes Romney: Run a race
Politico // Maggie Haberman
Add William Kristol to the growing list of prominent voices telling Mitt Romney he's doing it wrong, in his newest Weekly Standard piece: “So, speaking of losing candidates from Massachusetts: Is it too much to ask Mitt Romney to get off autopilot and actually think about the race he's running?”