Why did some Democrats recoil when David Plouffe said Mitt Romney had "no core"?
Plouffe, who ran Obama's 2008 effort and is now a top White House aide, used the disparaging phrase--an unusually harsh, frontal attack so early in the campaign--on Meet the Press. There is widespread bipartisan concurrence among the political class that Romney will face Obama next year--and that Romney is willing to say just about anything to get elected. But Plouffe's personal attack sounded off-key to some party operatives, when the winning message is about jobs and the economy, not personality.
Would Romney go personal against Obama?