Senior Obama Campaign Adviser David Axelrod defended U.S. Ambassador to the U.N Susan Rice's initial reaction to the attacks against the U.S. embassy in Libya.
"I was kind of shocked to see Representative King attack Ambassador Rice for what she said last Sunday here and elsewhere, because she was acting on the intelligence that was given to her by the intelligence community. To say she should resign - she is one of the most remarkable, splendid public servants we have. That's thoroughly irresponsible."
Policy differences over Medicare, and the growing negative tone in the presidential campaigns were front and center on today’s “State of the Union.” Romney senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom, speaking to CNN’s National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta, said he wasn’t concerned that seniors might be turned off by the Romney/Ryan Medicare plan. “If you look at the last few days of the campaign, you will see that Paul Ryan was down in Florida as you mentioned with his mother talking about the Romney/Ryan plan to strengthen and protect Medicare,” said Fehrnstrom.
Today on “State of the Union,” top campaign advisers to both candidates argued over the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as Romney’s running mate, attempting to draw stark contrasts between the policies of both parties. Romney adviser Ed Gillespie told Candy, “The message was that this is a big election, and it is about big issues, and it needs to be serious. …Picking Paul Ryan says we are going to choose someone here who has a record of taking on the tough issues, of facing the challenges that we confront as a country and providing solutions and answers to those things." President Obama’s senior campaign adviser David Axelrod called Ryan’s views “quite extreme.” "Congressman Ryan is a right wing ideologue, and that's reflected in the positions he's taken,” Axelrod said.
Former Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich says Mitt Romney has "earned the right to represent the Republican Party."
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum explains his recent criticisms of the Obama administration.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum responds to whether or not he'd force a brokered convention.
A look at the odds and ends from this week's campaign trail.
Anita Dunn and Ed Gillespie talk to Candy Crowley about the female vote in the 2012 presidential campaign.
Anita Dunn and Ed Gillespie talk to Candy Crowley about the candidates in the 2012 presidential campaign.
Dana Bash and Ron Brownstein analyze the battle for control of the Senate in 2012.