“He did the right thing.”
That’s John Sununu’s take on Romney’s press conference.
The leaked videos, Sununu predicts, “will not dominate” the campaign.
Sununu acknowledges, however, that the press loves the story.
Sununu urges conservatives to stay cool. “This provides an opportunity to pound Obama on class warfare,” he says. “The president is always out there, trying to divide America, and the governor’s response, I think, underscored Obama’s divisiveness.”
“Look, it is a requirement in this politically correct world of campaigns that you acknowledge the flaw of language immediately,” Sununu says. “But he made sure they understood that the point was a response, on his part, to the president’s class warfare.”
Sununu, who is Romney’s fiercest senior adviser, says Romney’s refusal to disavow the thrust of his remarks says much about the Republican nominee’s character.
“In the past, I’ve apologized for an inelegant phrase, but even then, I emphasized that the fundamental point was correct,” Sununu says. “You have to do that sometimes, to make sure that the point isn’t lost in the semantics.”