Romney campaign adviser Bay Buchanan on Monday pushed back against a column written by RedState.com's Erick Erickson, who argued that the Republican nominee is losing and that President Barack Obama would secure a second term if the election were held today.
Appearing on MSNBC, Buchanan pointed to Erickson's long-held reservations toward Romney, while also acknowledging that the former Massachusetts governor has been unable to win over some of the most ardent conservatives — a problem that dates back to the Republican nomination contest.
"You know, you have to remember, Erick Erickson has never been with us," Buchanan told MSNBC's Chuck Todd. "There's many people, as conservatives, they didn't like us in the primaries, and we do what you can, you send the message that we think is right. This is Governor Romney's campaign and he is running it and it is his message."
Update: Erickson fired back at Buchanan with a tweet shortly after her appearance.
Bay Buchanan says I was never with Team Romney.True.But I prefer him to Obama & dare say I'm more objective about the campaign than her.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 17, 2012