Obama campaign omits key facts on Romney's Massachusetts record [View all]
Source: Los Angeles Times
As President Obama’s reelection campaign opened a new offensive Thursday against Mitt Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts, it took key facts out of context, leaving a distorted picture of how Romney handled taxes, spending and debt.
The attack came mainly from David Axelrod, the president’s chief campaign strategist, and Deval Patrick, Romney’s Democratic successor as governor of Massachusetts. Both criticized Romney’s fiscal record in national television appearances.
Patrick, who succeeded Romney in January 2007, told CNN that Romney left office with a $1.1-billion deficit, an allegation repeated by Axelrod.
But Romney actually left Patrick with a balanced budget, thanks to $384 million in spending cuts that Romney made in his final weeks in office, along with a newly replenished $2-billion rainy-day fund.
This was article four on the Google News website. My problem with the media is, Romney is never corrected on his attacks in any substantive way,
but this "inaccuracy" is supposedly a major Google news story. Palease!