Tough love from Romney surrogates

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Gov. Mitch Daniels (file) and Gov. Scott Walker (file)
Gov. Mitch Daniels (file) and Gov. Scott Walker (file)
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The anti-Obama-everything rhetoric won’t win the 2012 election, two top surrogates for Mitt Romney’s campaign warned over the weekend.

According to TPM, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels advised the Republican presidential nominee “offer a bold, affirmative agenda” to beat Obama in November. “The American people will rightly, I think, demand to know something more than he’s not President Obama,” Daniels said on Fox News Sunday. “He better have an affirmative, constructive message, and one of hope.”

Always better coming from a friend, right? Fresh off a recall win in Wisconsin, controversial Republican Governor Scott Walker echoed the same message during an appearance on CBS’ Face The Nation.

“I don’t think we win if it’s just about a referendum on Barack Obama,” Walker said on Sunday. “I just hope he takes a page out of President Reagan’s playbook in 1980 where it was not only a referendum on the failed policies of President Carter at the time.” He added, “It was also something where President Reagan laid out a clear plan.”

Romney, a frequent guest star in our Rewrite segments, isn’t as known for expressing his “clear” vision. Most recently, his TBD stance on immigration caused some headaches within the GOP Party.

Surrogates, Mitch Daniels, Scott Walker and Mitt Romney

Tough love from Romney surrogates

Updated