Romney Takes Lumps Ahead of Philly Visit
Mitt Romney’s high-power Pa. fundraising team will open the doors for the presidential hopeful at a $10,000-per-plate dinner this evening at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia. Critics of the former Massachusetts Governor are preparing a different kind of welcome.
Outside the hotel, a coalition of liberal action groups including Fight For Philly, MoveOn.org Political Action, Keystone Progress, Americans United for Change and Concerned Philadelphians will protest Romney.
“Dozens of Philadelphians will be gathered outside to show America why the hundred-millionaire GOP Presidential hopeful is the Poster Boy for Wall Street and the 1%,” the group said in a release. Activists will hand out copies of mock-campaign signs (pictured right) that read “Greed is Good! Romney-Gekko 2012” featuring the recently surfaced photo from Romney’s days as CEO of Bain Capital.
And President Barack Obama’s campaign organization released a memo this morning detailing its critique of Romney’s economic policies, seeking to lump him in with more controversial Republican figures like Rep. Paul Ryan.
“Romney apparently operates under the false assumption that we can just cut our way to prosperity,” writes Obama for America Policy Director James Kvaal. “He would return American families to the failed economic policies that contributed to the years of rising inequality, stagnant wages, and eroding middle-class security.”
Romney is heading to Philly after a scheduled speech at the national convention of Americans for Prosperity, a Tea Party affiliated organization.