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David Axelrod attacks Mitt Romney’s principles, won’t call him frontrunner

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Axelrod (Screenshot: ABC)

As further evidence that the Obama administration is not-so-subtly try to characterize the 2012 presidential campaign as a contest between the president and "flip-flopper" Mitt Romney, President Obama's chief political adviser, David Axelrod, attacked Romney Sunday during an appearance on national television.

Romney's poll numbers have remain largely unchanged because voters are unsure of where he stands, Axelrod told ABC "This Week" host Christiane Amanpour.

"There's this question about what his core principles are," Axelrod said of Romney. He added Romney was a "pro-choice," "pro-environmental," "gay rights" advocate during his runs for senator and governor in Massachusetts. "Then he decided to run for president-- did a '180' on all of that... You get the feeling that there is no principle too large for him to throw over in pursuit of political office."

Watch Axelrod's appearance below via ABC:

Axelrod once again stopped short of saying Romney is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, citing changing poll numbers.

Last week, Axelrod held a conference call with reporters to trash Romney, during which he refused to call Romney the Republican frontrunner.

What's that about actions speaking louder than words?

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