David Axelrod is Right – The Choice is Between a Growing Economy or Staying on the Road We’re On


The Romney campaign must have loved David Axelrod’s slip of the tongue on Fox News Sunday this morning.

“The choice in this election is between economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the road we are on . . . . ”

Finally, David Axelrod gets something right.


I didn’t catch the slip when I was watching the show. I was looking for video of the entire interview when I found this at Freedom’s Lighthouse. What I noticed is how combative and desperate Axelrod seemed. He kept interrupting Chris Wallace and was nastier than usual. Oh, and when he was asked why President Obama doesn’t voluntarily pay more in taxes he panned the idea of volunteerism and said they don’t run bake sales. Maybe they should.

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Update 2: Jennifer Rubin has more on Axelrod’s rough morning with Chris Wallace.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner also made the news this morning. He pretty much blamed the current state of the economy on Congress, but then spent his time arguing that the economy is great. Or not. I think he’s confused. Who knows, maybe he’s having a hard time working the Turbo Tax.

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