David Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, dismissed on Sunday the notion that Mitt Romney is making Pennsylvania competitive as the GOP presidential nominee heads there later in the day.
“They understand that they’re in deep trouble,” Axelrod said on “Fox News Sunday.” “They’ve tried to expand the map because they know in states like Ohio… they’re behind and they’re not catching up at this point.”
Axelrod argued that Romney’s trips to Florida and Virginia are signs that they haven’t locked up states where the Republican should be performing well.
“They understand that the traditional, or the battleground, states that we’ve been focusing are not working out for them,” Axelrod said. “Now they’re looking for somewhere, desperately looking for somewhere.”