jueves, 7 de junio de 2012

Cuando los eventos escapan de tu control

First Read:
*** Obama on the defensive: At the very time that the Obama campaign has tried to go on the offensive -- hitting Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital and in Massachusetts -- they’ve found themselves mostly playing defense the past couple of weeks. On the May jobs report. On Wisconsin. On Bill Clinton going off script on Romney’s business record and the Bush tax cuts. And it’s possible that the month of June gets even tougher if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against all or some of the federal health-care law. What has to be doubly frustrating for Team Obama is that these stories are largely out of their control; after all, they weren’t the ones who decided to launch the recall against Gov. Scott Walker (R). This might explain why the Obama campaign has an expensive TV ad buy hitting Romney and his record as Massachusetts governor. It’s a way to blunt the impact of what has been a tough couple of weeks, and what could be another tough few weeks.