DNC employs its ‘wrong messenger’ strategy; Taps past critic of Obama’s budget to hit Mitt

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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On Monday I noted the irony surrounding the DNC’s conference call on Mitt Romney’s “penchant for secrecy.” It was ironic because it featured New Jersey Rep. Rob Andrews, who just last month refused to reveal whom he met with on a trip that included “limousine service and a stay at the Beverly Hills Plaza hotel…”

Two days later, the DNC is once again employing the “wrong messenger” strategy. According to a release, later today, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) “will hold a press conference call ahead of Mitt Romney’s speech in Charlotte.”

Romney, the release continues, will “lay out his plans to return to the same failed policies of the past: tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans and corporations and cuts to Medicare, Social Security, education, housing and initiatives to boost our economy for everyone else.”

But Hagan is an interesting choice to be delivering this message. A few years ago, she warned “the budget proposal pushed by President Barack Obama would burden the nation with an annual deficit of more than $1 trillion, a shortfall she deemed ‘completely unsustainable and unacceptable.’”

She was right.

Matt K. Lewis