In an appearance on Fox News Sunday morning, top Obama advisor David Axelrod – last seen peeping out from under a rock and muttering that he’s hardly even heard of “CNN employee” Hilary Rosen – delivered a stunning endorsement of Mitt Romney for President.
Axelrod told Fox host Chris Wallace: “The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead and an economy that continues down the road we’re on.”
Wow. Hope and Change, 2012 edition: Vote Mitt Romney! And this is the guy who’s normally in charge of getting people’s divorce records leaked to the media so Obama can win dirty!
Team Romney welcomed Axelrod on board by uploading video of his endorsement to YouTube:
Axelrod will also receive a welcome package of valuable Romney campaign merchandise, including a roof-mounted dog carrier, and a set of Ann Romney’s signature limited-edition “Stay-at-Home Mom ” bunny slippers.
Obviously this was an epic slip of the tongue, but the way it exposes the intellectual poverty of the Obama 2012 campaign is fascinating. Axelrod was trying to paint Obama as the figure of “hope and change,” as though the Oval Office has been vacant since 2009, and everything hasn’t gotten horribly worse since George Bush left office. They really are going to expect America to forget the last four years completely, and give this failed President a mulligan.
In other words, David Axelrod really did endorse Romney for President on Sunday. His actual campaign strategy is even funnier than his gaffe.