Mitt Romney has been taking flak from some prominent conservatives. They want to see a specific plan for the economy, and some say the fancy vacation home feeds the rich-guy image.
“With friends like these,” Mitt Romney must be thinking, “who needs enemies?”
But the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has been taking flak from some prominent sources among his normally supportive fellow conservatives.
On “Fox News Sunday,” it was Weekly Standard editor William Kristol. He said Mr. Romney needs to do more than just cite the nation’s economic woes as reason enough to oust President Obama. He needs to articulate a plan, Mr. Kristol said, not only on the economy but on other key issues including health care.
It worries him, he said, that Mr. Obama is “holding his own” in polls despite three months of disappointing jobs figures. More to the point, Kristol pointed out, only 27 percent of those polled by Fox News think Romney has a clear plan for improving the economy.
“I don't think you can beat an incumbent president even if the economy’s slow if 27 percent of the voters think you as the challenger don't have a clear plan for improving the economy,” he said.