Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, a Mitt Romney surrogate, defended Romney's leaked comments in which he argues that 47 percent of Americans are dependent on government. Sununu said President Obama's campaign is the one truly guilty of "class warfare" in an appearance on MSNBC Tuesday.
"My take is that you're missing the big story, which is this is in response to a president, the first president in my lifetime, who's decided to run a campaign on class warfare and it's Obama who has opened up the class warfare issue," Sununu said.
"Let's put this in context. You have an Obama administration that flaunts a website, applauding cradled to grave dependency with Julia," Sununu said, referencing an Obama campaign web graphic called "The Life of Julia" detailing how Obama's policies help women. "An Obama website that encourages people to understand that what he is for is an expansion of government so government can take care of them. Mitt Romney puts numbers on that and says we have a campaign in which those that support big government are on one side and those that support the private-sector approach are on the other side. That's the big issue we ought to be debating."