Branding, bracketing, and tailgating? The rapidly accelerating 2012 campaign takes to the highway today as Mitt Romney begins a five day string of stump speeches and photo-ops at a rally in New Hampshire.
Not to be left out of the action, the Democratic National Committee announced a series of companion events entitled the “Romney Economics: Middle Class Under the Bus” tour that will trace Romney’s route through six swing states, preempting the Republican candidate at each stop.
At a rally Friday morning in Exeter, New Hampshire – where the Obama campaign opened a regional office the previous day – DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse said that a contingent of Obama supporters will hold a counter-programming visibility at Romney’s event later this morning at the Scamman Farm in nearby Stratham before hopping back on the bus en route to Scranton, Pennsylvania.
“We’ve seen it and tried it,” Woodhouse told the early morning crowd, describing what he believes is Romney’s failed economic vision. “The ‘trickle-down’scheme didn’t do anything to help middle-class Americans when George Bush tried it, and it won’t do anything to help middle-class Americans when Mitt Romney tries it.”
Future stops on the battleground state itinerary include Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Michigan.