Politics & Policy

Team Romney’s Perry Strategy

From Politico’s Alexander Burns:

Instead of changing direction in response to Perry’s announcement, the Romney camp is hewing close to its existing strategy: focusing on the economy, continuing to attack President Barack Obama and increasingly touting the private-sector record that they say sets Romney apart from his newly declared opponent.  …


The view among Romney backers is that the former Massachusetts governor has a few assets that still distinguish him from Perry. Chief among those are his business background — leading the investment firm Bain Capital and the consultancy Bain & Co. — and his track record of winning political swing voters.

Perry, on the other hand, has held public office for most of his adult life and has never competed in a state that wasn’t deeply conservative. 

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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