Axelrod to pro-Romney hecklers: ‘You can’t handle the truth!’

By David Edwards
Thursday, May 31, 2012 14:18 EDT
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David Axelrod faces hecklers in Boston
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Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod took the president’s re-election pitch to his opponent’s home turf in Boston on Thursday, but presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s supporters did their best to drown out his message.

During a news conference outside the Massachusetts Statehouse, Axelrod faced relentless booing, heckling and chanting from protesters in the crowd.

“I get tweets from some of these folks, so I feel close to them,” Axelrod joked.

“You can shout down speakers my friends, but it’s hard to Etch A Sketch the truth away,” he added, referring to an embarrassing gaffe by Romney’s spokesperson earlier this year.

“Where are the jobs? Where are the jobs?” the protesters chanted.

“You can’t handle the truth, my friend,” the campaign adviser later told the demonstrators. “That’s the problem. If you could handle the truth, you’d quiet down.”

Watch this video from CNN, broadcast May 31, 2012.

(h/t: The Hill)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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