Mitt Romney’s latest attempt to relaunch his struggling campaign for president was undermined on Thursday when a key adviser left his team and an influential anti-tax group voiced concerns about his conservative credentials…
Mr Romney faced another setback when Tim Pawlenty, the co-chair of his campaign, announced he was stepping down to become head of the Financial Services Roundtable, a top banking industry lobby group.
The timing of Mr Pawlenty’s announcement, with just 46 days remaining until election day and after weeks of campaign missteps, was curious and highlighted Mr Romney’s close ties to Wall Street.
And, more damagingly:
Mitt Romney suffered a sharp reversal in financial fortunes last month, falling well behind President Barack Obama in the fundraising stakes with six weeks to go until the election.
While Mr Obama raised more money than his Republican challenger, the outsider group that supports his campaign also outraised Mr Romney’s supporters for the first time, as wealthy Democratic donors came around to the idea of opening their cheque books for the group, Priorities USA.
Stick a fork in Mitt. He’s done.