Romney, Obama Campaign Spokesmen Exchange Fire on Twitter

With no clear GOP candidate to oppose Obama directly, in the 2012 presidential campaign, the Obama campaign has chosen to take on Mitt Romney.   During the CBS/NJ GOP SC Presidential debate, Romney had said if Obama were re-elected Iran would get a nuclear weapon., but if Romney is elected President, Iran would get none.


Obama replied yesterday from Honolulu, “”Is this an easy issue?  No.  Anybody who claims it is, is either politicking or doesn’t know what they’re talking about,” Obama said.  In October, White House Senior Adviser, David Plouffe, accused Romney of having “no core” and lacking the conviction to be President.

The war on twitter between the two campaigns has heated up, when Romney’s senior adviser tweeted today that Obama’s Press Secretary had mentioned Romney over 110 times last month.

Romney campaign spokeswoman, Andrea Saul said in an e-mail,  “With each passing day, it is becoming increasingly clear that President Obama and his Democrat allies are fixated more on Mitt Romney than on turning around our struggling economy.  If the past is any guide, we expect this obsession will grow.  A Romney administration will be focused on reviving the economy and adding jobs, not consumed by campaign politics.”

While Romney may be the front runner for the time being, nothing is in concrete yet.  Conservatives are not comfortable with Romney and although there are only two months to go to the first state caucuses in Iowa, it may be premature to announce a winner.  Nonetheless the Obama campaign is pretty sure that they will face Romney and as such will keep up the pressure on the former MA governor.

Spokesmen for Mitt Romney’s and President Obama’s presidential campaigns mixed it up on Twitter Monday, an unofficial skirmish on the sidelines of what seems to be an escalating battle between two candidates who are still not in direct competition.

Romney senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom tweeted Monday that Obama campaign Press Secretary Ben LaBolt has referenced Romney over 110 times on Twitter in the last month.

“Get out much?” Fehrnstrom tweeted.

“Only when Animotion is on tour,” LaBolt fired back in a tweet, referring to an ’80s synth pop band that sang a song called “Obsession,” a word Romney’s campaign used earlier in the day to describe Obama’s interest in their candidate.

via Romney, Obama campaign spokesmen exchange fire on Twitter – The Hill’s Twitter Room.

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