(Politico) President Obama, speaking at a rally at the Marriott in Stamford, Conn., a short while ago, blasted Mitt Romney over his economic plan, relying again on a study that Boston has sought to discredit.
From the pool report:
“This economic crisis didn’t change our character. It didn’t change who we are. It just made our mission that much more urgent.”
“We’ve got the best workers in the world, we’ve got the best entrepreneurs in the world.” He said what’s standing in our way right now “is our politics.”
He blamed “the uncompromising view that says we should be going back to the old top-down economics that got us into this mess in the first place.”
“The entire centerpiece” of Romney’s economic plan is a $5 trillion tax cut, he said.
The president spoke of the Tax Policy Center’s analysis of Romney’s plan again. “It’s like Robin Hood in reverse — it’s Romney-hood.”
The crowd laughed and roared and whistled its approval.
“That’s the choice in ths election. That’s why I’m running for a second term as president.”
Romney’s campaign has argued the author of the report used to work in the Obama treasury department. Obama’s camp has noted it’s a nonpartisan think tank behind the study, and one Romney cited to discredit his primary rivals. Either way, ‘Romneyhood’ is going to be standard stump.