The Obama campaign has been embracing the president’s remarks that Washington needs to be changed from the outside, and in doing so, Obama’s campaign spokesperson criticizes Romney on having a ‘magic wand’ strategy to bring about a change.
While addressing a bunch of reporters aboard on Air Force One, Obama’s campaign spokesperson, Jen Psaki, said that the president’s strategy of ‘changing Washington from the outside’ is a hallmark of his leadership style as she criticizedsuggesting that the presidential hopeful believes he can bring change on his own.
"This is a fundamental difference in how they would govern," Jen Psaki told reporters today aboard Air Force One. "Mitt Romney seems to believe he can wave a magic wand and tell people what to do within the walls of Washington, and that that's going to make change happen in this country."
Obama’s comments came while he was speaking at the Univision forum this Thursday, as he emphasized the importance of letting American people to speak out on major issues like health care and tax cuts for the middle class. In response, Romney had mocked Obama saying that the president could do nothing to save America and has therefore "thrown a white flag of surrender on his promise to bring change."
Psaki said that the 48-hour back and forth between Obama and Romney presents an opportunity for the president to highlight how he has worked towards fulfilling his promises.
Deputy White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, said a prominent aspect of the president’s leadership style has remained his way of mobilizing and channeling the view and opinions of the American people so their voice gets heard.
"We're talking about the voices of the American people up against entrenched special interests in Washington, D.C., that were used to calling the shots," Earnest said. "We had a situation where we mobilized the voices of the American people to ensure, for example, that we had things like a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that would be an advocate for the voices of middle-class families.”
"Mitt Romney might suggest that outside pressure is lobbyists for Wall Street banks, lobbyists for oil companies looking to protect their subsidies," he said.
Romney’s campaign spokesperson is also not silent. In response to the comments, Ryan Williams said that Obama has failed to live up to the most important promise of recovering the economy following the fiscal collapse.