Obama Aide: Des Moines Register Endorsement Of Romney Not ‘Based At All In Reality’

President Obama’s deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter responded Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” to the Des Moines Register’s endorsement of Mitt Romney.

“They endorsed Mitt Romney in the primary, so this is not much of a surprise,” she said. “It was a little surprising to read that editorial because it didn’t seem to be based at all in reality. Not just in the president’s record but in Mitt Romney’s record.”

She claimed Romney did not “reach across the aisle” as governor of Massachusetts and has “never once stood up to the far extreme right wing” of his base during his 2012 campaign.

“He’s not willing to stand up when it matters, so the fact that he’s going to bring people together — work across the aisle — is just nonsense.”

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