Video of the Day: The DNC Hones in on Mitt Romney

By Chris Good

Above is the latest Democratic National Committee attack video targeting Mitt Romney. In this one, the Republican candidate voices support for a voucherized health-care system for veterans.

In case you weren't paying attention, the DNC has gone after Romney more extensively than any other candidate in the GOP race -- suggesting the party sees him as a the likely GOP nominee, and bigger threat to President Obama than his Republican rivals.

The Romney campaign has been paying attention, and highlighted these DNC attacks in a fundraising email on Monday, writing:

So how deep does the Mitt-obsession run? Here's a small sample:

  • Obama's press secretary, Ben LaBolt, has referenced Mitt Romney over 110 times on Twitter in the last month. On the other hand, he mentioned "jobs" 11 times and "Iran" twice.
  • In the last five days, "Romney" has been mentioned 37 times on the Democratic Party's official Twitter feed, with no mention of any other GOP candidate.
  • The DNC has released 26 attack videos on its YouTube channels. Unsurprisingly, all 26 videos have only one target - you guessed it, Mitt Romney.

Image credit: DemRapidResponse/YouTube

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