In his post today on Mitt Romney’s appearance at the Iowa State Fair, Michael Barone helps confirm a hunch I had about a registered Democrat heckling the former Bay State Governor:
Democrats are clearly out here to heckle him—perhaps part of the Obama campaign’s (unfortunately named) “kill Romney” strategy–with a handout thanking him for supporting in Massachusetts features of what became Obamacare and with a group of hecklers seated in the front row ready to ask him angry questions, as my Examiner colleague Hayley Peterson describes.
Emphasis added. When I read that the heckler was a Democrat, I assumed that the Obama campaign (or the president’s minions in the local Democratic Party) dispatched him to raise a ruckus. Given that “Team Obama reportedly plans a ‘ferocious personal assault on Mitt Romney’s character and business background,'” Doug Powers also suspects that they might be maybe “behind today’s little bit of fireworks.”
Although some described Romney as becoming increasingly impatient by the Democrat’s rude rejoinders, I agree with Barone who thought he showed “a certain amount of spunk, especially when he said they should probably vote for someone else.”
And to the heckler I ask this, what is Barack Obama’s plan to strengthen Social Security and Medicare?
Mitt Romney doesn’t have my vote for the Republican presidential nomination (no candidate does as of yet), but he has t least shown that he has the stuff to take on the Obama attack machine. Good job, governor.