Axelrod: GOP Convention ‘A Terrible Failure’

Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod said Sunday that the Republican convention was “a terrible failure,” arguing that Mitt Romney did not detail how he would govern economically.

Asked on Fox News Sunday whether Americans are better off than they were four years ago, he said the economy is “in a better position” in that it’s not losing hundreds of thousands of jobs per month. “Are we where we need to be? No,” he said.

Axelrod added that the auto workers whose companies were bailed out, and Americans who now have health care, are better off. Sticking to script, he argued that Romney’s plan would help the wealthy and not the middle class.

“We’re a unified party,” he said, looking ahead to the Democratic convention.

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