The White House spokesman was referring to a banner story on The Drudge Report that said Obama told a supporter that Romney would select Petraeus for the role.
It’s clear Obama needs to change the narrative. If we focus on the economy he loses. Not wanting to lose he is directing Reid to claim that Romney hasn’t paid taxes in 10 years and now he’s leaking that Romney will select the general.
In an absolute delicious dose of irony, here is the White House spokesman:
“Be mindful of your sources,” Carney said.