Romney ‘Repudiates’ Rev. Wright Attacks

Romney ‘Repudiate[s]’ Rev. Wright Attack, Wants To Focus On Economy

TALKING POINTS MEMO — Mitt Romney said he “repudiate[s]” a plan to attack President Obama by hyping his connection to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in an interview with the conservative news site Townhall. Romney said he would like to focus on the economy instead.  

“I repudiate the effort by that PAC to promote an ad strategy of the nature they’ve described,” Romney said. “I would like to see this campaign focus on the economy, on getting people back to work, on seeing rising incomes and growing prosperity – particularly for those in the middle class of America.”

From there, Romney pivoted to attacking the tactics of the Obama campaign, saying the president is running on attacks rather than his record …





Statement: Ricketts rejects ‘Ricketts plan’


Brian Baker, president of the Ending Spending Action Fund, has released the following statement on behalf of Joe Ricketts, the conservative billionaire behind the proposal to attack President Obama’s connections to Rev. Jeremiah Wright:

    “Joe Ricketts is a registered independent, a fiscal conservative, and an outspoken critic of the Obama Administration, but he is neither the author nor the funder of the so-called “Ricketts Plan” to defeat Mr. Obama that The New York Times wrote about this morning. Not only was this plan merely a proposal – one of several submitted to the Ending Spending Action Fund by third-party vendors – but it reflects an approach to politics that Mr. Ricketts rejects and it was never a plan to be accepted but only a suggestion for a direction to take. Mr. Ricketts intends to work hard to help elect a President this fall who shares his commitment to economic responsibility, but his efforts are and will continue to be focused entirely on questions of fiscal policy, not attacks that seek to divide us socially or culturally.”

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