Obama Plan: Turn Wall Street Anger on Romney

But OWS protesters may have different ideas
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2011 9:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – With Occupy Wall Street building momentum across the US and even the world, the White House has decided to make that anger a central line of attack against Mitt Romney and the Republicans in the 2012 election, reports the Washington Post. “One of the main elements of the contrast will be that the president passed Wall Street reform and our opponent and the other party want to repeal it," says adviser David Plouffe.

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Whether OWS protesters will go along is another story. “The fact that Obama has been so close to Wall Street makes this tough going for him,” former Obama aide Van Jones tells the newspaper. In a sign of the anti-establishment sentiment at OWS rallies, the Post notes that none other than civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis was denied a chance to speak in Atlanta. (See video in gallery.) The White House strategy, though, makes it a safe bet that this old photo spotted by Business Insider of Romney with his Wall Street buddies will become a familiar sight. (Read more Occupy Wall Street stories.)

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