Georgia Democrats say the Obama campaign is looking for 30,000 volunteers in the state. The effort is aimed at rebutting attacks on Pres. Obama’s record by Republican presidential candidates.
Pres. Obama’s campaign is looking to improve rapid-responses to attacks with so-called truth teams.
The volunteers also will take aim at commercials produced by powerful political action groups, known as superPacs.
Georgia Democratic Party Chairman Mike Berlon says the teams will have three goals.
“The first is to make sure everyone is aware of the President’s achievements," Berlon said at the state party headquarters in Atlanta. "The second is to respond to any attacks on the President’s record. And the third is to make sure that we hold the eventual Republican nominee accountable for any statements that they make during the course of the campaign.”
But Andrea Saul, Mitt Romney’s press secretary and a Dalton native, disputes the idea that Obama can run on his record.
“Right now we’re seeing 24 million Americans who are unemployed, underemployed or who have just given up looking for work," she said in a phone interview. "And Pres. Obama has presided over an unprecedented 36 straight months of unemployment over 8 percent.”
The campaign is looking for 2 million volunteers nationwide.
State Democrats are hoping to put Georgia in play in the 2012 presidential campaign. Pres. Obama won 47 percent of Georgia’s popular vote in 2008.
Georgia Republicans also responded to the announcement of the Obama campaign's "Truth Teams". To hear their reaction watch the video below.