|While we already know Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a terrible lawyer, today we also learned he's aterrible campaign surrogate:|
Mitt Romney's campaign kicked off a new effort on Monday accusing President Obama of engaging in "crony capitalism" that rewards people who donated to his campaign. But when asked to name one single policy reform Romney would implement that would prevent such corruption, a top surrogate demurred."I don't think you can do this with one overarching rule," Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) told TPM on a conference call organized by the Romney campaign. "It hasn't worked with prior administrations. You really need to elect someone who is committed to weeding it out and not making political bundling the top requirement for a job application."Cuccinelli also wasn't able to say whether Romney had a position on the DISCLOSE Act, though it wasn't clear if Cuccinelli was caught off-guard, if Romney doesn't have a position on it, or if the Etch-a-Sketch is still shaking. With surrogates like these, who needs enemies? No wonder Democratic Party spokesman Brad Woodhouse offered to buy satellite time so Romney could spend more time on TV doing bumbling interviews.
Surrogate Fail: Cuccinelli's Obama Attack Backfires, Damages Romney
Monday, July 16, 2012
by The Green Miles
Posted by Lowell at 1:18 PM