Closed captioning of: Obama team focuses on Mitt Romney
are on most american minds this election year.
's re-election team is setting its sights on one candidate --
. kristen welker is at the
for us this morning. good morning.
good morning, natalie. by the president's own admission he has a tough re-election battle given the economy. campaign officials say they are not wasting any time.
in campaign mode, dining out thursday night with donors who won a contest. meanwhile his re-election team is taking aim squarely at
. this new
as a flip-flopper, accusing him of changing his position on an
issue twice in
i'm sorry if i created confusion.
official told nbc news the tangs on
makes sense. it would be strange for us to focus on candidates that did not have the resources and organization that give them the potential to win the nomination. we're not going to sit back and eat popcorn for a year as republican candidates distort the president's record. in a recent republican debate
tried to paint
as a flip-flopper but the attack fell flat.
was it before he was before the --
now some suggest perry is considering skipping upcoming debates.
there are 18 more in the planning phases. there is no way the candidates can do all the debates.
the current gop frontrunner
appeared via satellite thursday night but eyebrows were raised earlier when the new york times said ex-aides described a campaign in chaos and an e-mail in which cain staffers were told do not speak to him unless you are spoken to. some say the story was fuelled by bad grapes from a few staffers. the canada datas will be out stumping today. cain will be in alabama.