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April 22nd, 2012
11:35 AM ET

Axelrod: People don't know Romney yet

David Axelrod Obama campaign senior adviser weighs in on Mitt Romney and the 2012 campaign.

"People don't know Mitt Romney very well yet. They see businessman. They hope he has new ideas. ...

When they find out what his ideas are, slashing taxes at the top for the very wealthy, cutting Wall Street loose to make its own rules, cutting the investments we need to education, research, development, energy, the things we need to grow, they're going to think this is very familiar. We tried this. This was a big failure. ...

So he hasn't really been eager to spell out these ideas. When he does, I think people are going to judge them for what they are, which is backward looking and a repeat of what got us into this mess in the first place."

Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • Mitt Romney • Newsmakers • State of the Union
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