Mitt Romney knows what it takes to create jobs because he�s done it. President Obama knows how to create debt, high unemployment, and give a great speech with his trusty teleprompter.
ABC News reports the Obama campaign is in full damage-control mode one day after Newark Mayor Cory Booker publicly derided Democrats� assault on presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney over his record at Bain Capital.
Chief Obama strategist David Axelrod today publicly rebuked Booker, a popular and high-profile surrogate for the campaign, saying he was �just wrong.�
�I love Cory Booker. He�s a great mayor. If I were, if my house was on fire, I�d hope he were my next door neighbor,� Axelrod said on MSNBC, referring to Booker�s rescue of a neighbor last month.
�I agree with what he said later. I think this was a legitimate area for discussion,� Axelrod said of Booker�s subsequent comments clarifying the issue.
As for the criticism that the Team Obama�s Bain attack is part of �nauseating� political discourse with which Booker has become �very uncomfortable,� Axelrod said, �on this particular instance he was just wrong.�
Booker is not the only Democrat to question the aggressive, negative portrayal of Romney�s work in private equity. Former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford Jr. said today he agreed with �the substance� of Booker�s comments and �would not have backed out.�
�I agree with him, private equity is not a bad thing. Matter of fact, private equity is a good thing in many, many instances,� the Democrat said in a separate appearance on MSNBC earlier in the day.
You know they took Corey to the woodshed after that. But, he was telling the truth.
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