Speaker of the House John Boehner appeared on CNN's State of the Union to talk about Mitt Romney's chances in the general election. He called Romney a "very likeable person," but said he hasn't spoken with him recently. He did say they have been playing phone tag. "I have not talked to him. I try to avoid talking to all the candidates in the primary. Now, he's the guy. We've traded some voice mails," Boehner said. He added that he didn't think American's would begrudge Romney's business success. "The American people don't want to vote for a loser," he said. "They don't want to vote for someone who hasn't been successful." On who Boehner thinks Romney should choose to be his Vice President, Boehner said, "whoever [Romney] is happy with. There are a lot of people that I like, but it this is a personal choice for Governor Romney."
Obama campaign advisor Robert Gibbs appeared on NBC's Meet the Press and attacked Mitt Romney's economic policies, echoing similar statements David Axelrod made last week. Gibbs said that, "[Romeny]'s not a job creator. When he was governor of Massachusetts, they were 47th out of 50 in job creation. His experiences in downsizing and outsourcing jobs and bankrupting companies and walking away with a lot of money for himself." Gibbs compared Romney's economic policies to George Bush's in the same way Axelrod did on his tour of the Sunday shows last week, saying, "His economic ideas are the failed economic ideas that we tried for eight years." Gibbs later said Romney's biggest criticism of Obama's economics boils down to, "You didn’t clean up our mess fast enough.”