Gerson, Shields explore Romney campaign’s weaknesses, polarization
Though the recent unemployment numbers are harmful to President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, Mitt Romney has his own weaknesses to overcome.
Michael Gerson, columnist for The Washington Post, and Mark Shields, columnist for Creators Syndicate, were the last guests to participate in a conversation with retired “PBS NewsHour” anchor Jim Lehrer during Week Two, themed “The Lehrer Report: What Informed Voters Need to Know.”
Gerson and Shields discussed Romney’s presidential campaign and polarization among the American public at Friday’s morning lecture.
The unemployment rate in June remained at 8.2 percent after 80,000 jobs were added during the month. Shields said the numbers are damaging and harmful to Obama’s campaign and to the Democrats.