"Romney initially refuses to rule out Reverend Jeremiah Wright as a campaign issue [UPDATED]"
Today, the New York Times reports that Republicans are planning an multi-million dollar assault on President Obama, to “do exactly what John McCain would not let us do.” The ads would attempt to dispel the notion of Obama as “a metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln” and attack Obama for his associations with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. The LA Times’ Maeve Reston reports that, this morning, Mitt Romney refused to rule out the tactic:
When asked whether Rev. Wright is off limits in 2012 campaign, Romney says he hasn’t “read the papers yet”
— Maeve Reston(@MaeveReston) May 17, 2012
Romney’s campaign manager is asked about Jeremiah Wright attacks against Obama and says “we repudiate any efforts on our side to do so.”
Romney attacked Obama for his association with Jeremiah Wright in February.