When The White House Argued Obama Would Change Washington From The Inside
Mitt Romney has seized on comments that President Obama said at town hall last week that a lesson he learned as President was "you can't change Washington from the inside." At a 2009 forum, White House senior advisor David Plouffe argued Obama would work with Congress on issues to change Washington from the inside out.
When The White House Was Open To Reforming Entitlements
The Obama campaign is gearing up to attack Paul Ryan for his budget which reforms the Medicare program for those under the age of 55. But the White House wasn't always on the offense against Medicare changes, with senior Obama advisor David Plouffe saying in July of last year the President would be open to raising the retirement age.