Romney Takes More Aggressive Stance to Reset Presidential Race
Republican Mitt Romney is pivoting to a more aggressive position in his presidential bid, seeking to restore confidence in his campaign and change a growing perception that the race is swinging against him.
With just 43 days before the election and trailing President Barack Obama in crucial swing states, the Republican nominee plans to intensify the pace of his public campaign. Speaking to reporters on his campaign plane yesterday, Romney said he intends to spend less time raising money and more time in the coming weeks talking to voters.
“The fundraising season is probably a little quieter going forward,” he said, traveling to a rally in Denver. “We’ve been very heavy raising money.”
Romney is struggling to reset his campaign after one of its most difficult weeks, dominated by the publication of a video, secretly recorded in May, in which he derided almost half of Americans as government-dependent “victims,” and a flood of criticism from within his own party. Obama, for his part, sharpened his tone against his rival, raising the prospect that Romney might want to start another war in the Middle East.