But Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, who once worked for Romney, said he “wouldn’t overestimate the conflict in Romneyworld.”
Castellanos told TheDC last week that he’s “not the biggest fan of everybody up there but when I went up to see them not long ago, I’ll admit I found a surprisingly efficient and well-functioning campaign.”
“Doors were open, not closed, a sign of an well-run and focused campaign, not one hobbled by closed-door conspiracies,” he said.
“People should remember that this Romney team has been through a ton of battles together,” the strategist said. “They have gelled. I think they are focused on winning this thing.”
Romney’s campaign appears to be aware of the criticism. In a conference call this week, adviser Ed Gillespie told reporters that the campaign plans to start getting more specific on its policy proposals.
“We are looking forward to this new emphasis and renewed emphasis,” Gillespie said.
“We think people will be appreciative to hear some of those kinds of specifics. … A lot of those voters who are in the middle and truly independent, undecided, are looking for information now,” he said.