facebook
twitter
search
search

Gov. Daniels: Romney campaign too negative

April 20, 2012 at 4:09 PM
| License Photo

INDIANAPOLIS, April 20 (UPI) -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said a day after endorsing Mitt Romney the former Massachusetts governor has been too negative in his presidential campaign.

In an interview with the Indianapolis Star, Daniels offered suggestions to Romney:

"Go ahead and have the confidence in the voters to explain the fix we're in and then tell them with some specificity what we can do to get out of it in a way that's good for everybody," Daniels said. "Explain those things from the standpoint of the young and poor -- those who haven't achieved the dream yet."

The Republican governor said: "You have to campaign to govern, not just to win. ... Spend the precious time and dollars explaining what's at stake and a constructive program to make life better. And, as I say, look at everything through the lens of folks who have yet to achieve."

Daniels paused, the Star said, then added, "Romney doesn't talk that way."

CBS News said President Barack Obama's political strategist, referring to Daniels' comments, said in a Twitter post Thursday: "Even Mitt's friends are warning him. Grinding negativism has its limits."

Daniels said political candidates should make plain how their policies would help those struggling.

"It's not complicated," Daniels said. "But for some reason sometimes candidates just miss that."

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Wisconsin's Walker in hot seat over open-records restrictions
Greek economy reaches low point on eve of referendum
Putin congratulates U.S. on Independence Day
9 injured when fireworks explode in crowd
Reddit moderators revolt after popular employee dismissed