On the same day President Obama will attend two DNC fundraisers in Pennsylania, The Hill reports Mitt Romney will "visit the same plant, Allentown Metal Works, that Obama visited in December of 2009 to tout his $787 billion stimulus."
talked up the plant in a subsequent Saturday radio address, too, but
the 100-year-old plant eventually closed down this January after the
stimulus dollars it had been promised didn't come through."
Mark Halperin: "This is yet another super-smart move by the frontrunner, and it is a
four-fer. It keeps up the Romney strategy of focusing on 'Obama versus
Romney' (rather than 'Romney versus the Republican field'), thereby
elevating Romney. It keeps the focus on the economy, which is almost all
Romney wants to talk about. It cues up Romney for the general election
in a now-Blue-former-battleground state (Obama probably can't win
re-election without the Keystone State.). And it allows Romney to get a
press conference under his belt with few national reporters present, and
(very likely) few questions (and certainly few answers, regardless of
the questions!) focused on anything but the economy -- and not, say,
Taegan D. Goddard is the founder of Political Wire, one of the earliest and most influential political web sites.
Goddard spent more than a decade as managing director and chief operating officer of a prominent investment firm in New York City. Previously, he was a policy adviser to a U.S. Senator and Governor.
Goddard is also co-author of You
Won - Now What? (Scribner, 1998), a political
management book hailed by prominent journalists and politicians from
both parties. In addition, Goddard's essays on politics and public
policy have appeared in dozens of newspapers across the country,
including the Washington Post, USA Today, Boston Globe, San Francisco
Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer and Christian Science
Goddard earned degrees from Vassar College and Harvard University. He lives in New York with his wife and three sons.
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