He says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It's time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.As you can see in the video at the top of the page, the Obama campaign is hammering Romney for this comment. And unlike Romney's attempt to twist President Obama's words, this attack on Romney doesn't take anything out of context. In fact, it's a position that Romney has expressed prefer, albeit in slightly more artful language.
There will no doubt be plenty of false equivalencies made between the Romney campaign's attack on Obama and the Obama campaign's attack on Romney, but they are ultimately very different kinds of attacks. Romney's attack depends on distorting the meaning of Obama's words. Obama's attack depends on making sure voters hear what Mitt Romey actually said—and meant.