Politics & Policy

‘Romney and Obama: Carbon Copies’

The Perry campaign releases an ad targeting Mitt Romney today:

“Mitt Romney and President Obama are carbon copies,” Perry spokesman Mark Miner said in a statement accompanying the ad. “In addition to designing the blueprint for Obamacare, Mr. Romney has provided President Obama with environmental policies and advisors. Americans cannot afford another four years of job-killing policies inspired by Mitt Romney and implemented by President Obama.”

The Perry campaign also highlighted the fact that John Holdren, who advised Romney on environmental affairs, is now a top science adviser to President Obama. Another environmental adviser to Romney during his time as governor, Gina McCarthy, now helps lead efforts at the EPA regarding air quality.

“Rick Perry supported Al Gore for president,” e-mails Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul. “Instead of distorting Mitt Romney’s record, Mr. Perry should explain why he lined up behind Al Gore’s radical environmental agenda.”

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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