Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for the Obama campaign, called on the Romney campaign to denounce the use of a video resurfaced by the conservative Daily Caller of a 2007 Obama speech about Hurricane Katrina. “They have the responsibility to stand up and say it was wrong,” Cutter said during an appearance on CNN’s “Starting Point” Wednesday.
Cutter argued that it was allies of the Romney campaign — but not the Romney campaign itself — that surfaced the video as a political move.
“I think allies to Mitt Romney are responsible and the Romney campaign should stand up and do the same — the right thing and say it was the wrong thing to do,” Cutter said. “Mitt Romney has been taking heat now for weeks about the comments behind closed doors.”
Top Romney adviser Kevin Madden on Wednesday morning distanced the Romney campaign from the video but did not go so far as to condemn it, saying it’s up to voters to decide if it’s relevant.