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Axelrod: Romney In A 'Time Warp'

4/4/2012 7:22 AM ET

In an interview on "CBS This Morning" Tuesday, senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod poked fun at what he called GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's outdated ideals.

"He must watch 'Mad Men' and think it's the evening news," he said, referring to the popular AMC drama set in 1960s Manhattan. "He is just in a time warp."

Axelrod said he believed Romney, former head of Bain Capital who's net worth along with his spouse is estimated between $190 and $250 million, was "oblivious to the experiences of everyday people."

"You have a guy who wants to go back to the same policies that got us into this disaster. He wants to cut taxes for the very wealthy, cut Wall Street loose to write its own rules and he thinks that this somehow is going to produce broad prosperity for Americans. We've tested that. It's failed," he said.

Axelrod's remarks follow closely along the line of attack used by Vice President Joe Biden on Face the Nation Sunday, when he told host Bob Schieffer Romney was "a little bit out of touch with the everyday voter."

In January Romney was lambasted after telling a New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce group he liked to be able to fire people. This was closely followed by a comment in which it seemed the former Massachusetts governor said he was "not concerned" about poor people.

The Obama administration increased focus on Romney in the last few days lends heft to the already clear insider consensus that Romney will likely be the Republican presidential nominee come June.

As of Tuesday evening, the Romney camp had not issued a statement or tweet reacting to the remarks.

by RTT Staff Writer

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