On MSNBC Friday, Rendell, a Democrat, said he thought that the Obama campaign "may be hurting the president's brand a little bit" with its attacks on Mitt Romney over the issue of when he severed his connection to the private equity firm Bain Capital.Here's a bit of crow for Harold Ford, Cory Booker, and Ed Rendell to chew on:
Pollster Jim Lee of Susquehanna Research, a Pennsylvania-based firm that frequently polls for the state's Republican Party, said on a conference all with reporters held last week but posted Friday that Democratic attacks on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's record as CEO of Bain Captial have made a big difference in his state.And not just in Pennsylvania, but everywhere.
"I think the Bain Capital ads that the president’s run and that his super PACs have run have stopped some of Mitt Romney’s growth in the Western part of the state, with working class voters and our polling is showing that the race is tighter out there in Southwestern PA with these blue-collar Reagan democrats that have been paying attention to the ads and the race is more competitive there for the president than it would normally be if you look at the McCain numbers from four years ago," Lee said, as reported by Politico. "So that’s an area of the state where I would say the president’s message that he better understands the middle class is resonating and represents a potential problem for Mitt Romney."
And I think this is particulary instructive to Ed Rendell, who doesn't seem to know his own state. Or, more likely, he does and is just carrying water to earn money from his new group of buddies on Wall Street.