Bam HQ hits Mitt on Vegas ed board comments.
Romney on the foreclosure process: “Let it run its course and hit the bottom.”
Obama 2012 spox Labolt: “Mitt Romney’s message to Nevada homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage bills is simple: you’re on your own, so step aside. Instead of offering an opportunity, like President Obama has, for responsible homeowners who were scammed by their lender or trapped by falling housing prices to refinance, Governor Romney believes we should instead let the foreclosure process ‘run its course and hit the bottom’ so that investors can come in and make a quick buck after families lose their homes. This is just one more indication that while he will bend over backwards to preserve tax breaks for large corporations and tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, Mitt Romney won’t lift a finger to restore economic security for the middle class.” — Ben LaBolt, Press Secretary, Obama for America
Democrats get all excited when Romney says this kind of thing. For one thing, it gives them confidence that, if Romney is the nominee, he will have some "the fundamentals of the economy are strong" moments in the general election that will be decisive. For another, comments like this play into their efforts to turn the Bay Stater into Thurston Howell IV.