Haslam’s Advice for Romney: Break Out of that Bain Box

In a Politico report from a national governor’s gathering, Gov. Bill Haslam is among Republicans quoted in giving their thoughts on what Mitt Romney should be doing differently in his campaign.
While Walker said Romney should run a singular campaign on the economy and the budget, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam suggested the nominee-in-waiting push back against Obama’s Bain-bashing by explaining further about what he did in the business world.
“I would hope that he’ll do more of that,” said Haslam, himself a businessman before turning to politics.
The Tennessean said Obama wanted to put Romney “in a really tight little box.”
“His job is to break out of that and show, ‘Here’s who I really am,'” Haslam said, adding: “In my mind, he’s got a heck of a story to tell.”
Other GOP governors, however, channeled the increasingly common complaint among conservatives when it comes to Romney, contending that he needed to go beyond mere criticism of Obama and detail his own plans for the presidency.

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