David Axelrod, communications director for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, had planned to talk about Mitt Romney‘s more controversial moments as Governor of Massachusetts on the steps of the Statehouse in Boston this morning. The problem was that a group of Romney supporters were not going to have it come off that way. Romney’s supporters jeered, booed and blew bubbles all over Axelrod. When the Pro-Obama crowd shouted “Four More Years” the Pro-Romney crowd screamed “Five More Months”.
When Axelrod began to talk of the president’s accomplishments he was met with chants of Solyndra and Cory Booker.
And so begins the campaign season. One that is already lining up to be dirtier than any that have proceeded it.
Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone told The Huffington Post after the event,
“Thanks for the bubbles — it was a hell of a lot better than the smoke Mitt Romney blew at us 10 years ago,”
the Pro-Romney crowd seemed to rattle Axelrod who started screaming at the hecklers saying,
“You can’t handle the truth, my friends, that is the problem. If you could handle the truth, then quiet down.”
Axelrod was trying to highlight what he calls a dismal record of debt and job creation that the Obama Campaign is saying highlighted Romney’s one term as Governor of the State.
what is for absolute sure at this point is the next time Mitt gets up to the lectern to speak there will definitely be some Pro-Obama people there to retaliate. As the Washington Examiner‘s Byron York tweeted:
“Team Romney will reap what it sows someday, probably soon.”