Below are some of the notable comments made Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Guests included Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod; Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus; Republican strategist and ABC News political analyst and contributor Nicolle Wallace; former Obama domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes; conservative commentator Ann Coulter, author of the new book “Mugged”; Univision anchor Jorge Ramos; and University of California, Berkeley professor and former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich.
1. Priebus and Axelrod define what was described by some as Romney’s tough week
PRIEBUS: This was the defining week…I think that we had a good week last week.
AXELROD: I don’t think anybody else would define it as a good week.
2. Priebus criticizes Obama’s lack of focus
PRIEBUS: I think he should worry about intelligence briefings, getting the economy back on track instead of debate prep and interviews with Pimp with the Limp and meetings with Jay-Z and Beyonce. I think he needs to get serious.
3. Priebus doubles down on not supporting Senate Republican party candidate Todd Akin of Missouri
PRIEBUS: We’re not going to play in Missouri with Todd Akin, I can tell you that. So it’ll be yet to be seen whether he stays in or not.
4. Axelrod accuses Romney of slandering half the population with hidden camera comment
AXELROD: The week began with Governor Romney basically slandering 47 percent of America…At the end of the week, we saw him manipulating his own tax returns.
5. Ramos and Coulter comment on growing attention of the Latino vote
COULTER: What have we done to the immigrants? We owe black people something. We have a legacy of slavery. Immigrants haven’t even been in this country…
RAMOS: If Republicans don’t do something with immigration, and if Republicans are so far away from Latinos, they’re going to lose not only this election, they might lose the White House for a generation.
COULTER: That’s why the Democrats are dropping the blacks and moving on to the Hispanics.
6. Wallace says Republicans have angst about their nominee
WALLACE: Republicans on the outside have angst about the candidate himself…The other category of angst is about the campaign itself.