NEW YORK, JUNE 8, 2012— -- Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod and former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speak with George Stephanopoulos, Sunday on "This Week."
The Obama campaign faces another rough week as questions continue over the White House's handling of the economy, Republicans fend off a recall challenge in Wisconsin, and Mitt Romney edges President Obama in fundraising for the first time.
And after President Obama declared Friday that "the private sector is doing fine" in a morning press conference, he's forced to clarify in later remarks that "it is absolutely clear the economy is not doing fine." As Republicans pounce, calling the president "out of touch," will the muddled message damage the president's standing on the economy? Plus, after a series of stories trumpeting President Obama's actions on national security, both Republicans and Democrats ask whether the White House has leaked classified information for political gain.
Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod and former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum weigh in, Sunday on "This Week."
Then, former Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, author of the new book "A Nation of Wusses," and Fox News host and former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee join the "This Week" powerhouse roundtable to debate all the week's politics, with conservative commentator Ann Coulter and former Obama White House environmental adviser Van Jones.
Can Obama continue to blame a "do-nothing Congress" for the slow economic recovery, or have his efforts failed to improve the economic outlook? Will off-message comments by Bill Clinton and other Obama supporters on the economy hurt the president's re-election message? And what does the Republican victory this week in the Wisconsin recall fight mean for the general election?
Plus, with a looming decision on President Obama's health care law this month as the battle over gay marriage also moves closer to the Supreme Court, how will the court's decisions impact the presidential race?
The "This Week" powerhouse roundtable joins George Stephanopoulos to debate those issues and the rest of the week's politics. See the whole political picture, Sunday on "This Week."