Mitt Romney's increasingly desperate campaign tried to argue yesterday that a statement by President Obama amounted to "a white flag of surrender":
You can't change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside. - President Barack Obama, 9/2012
Compare and contrast to Romney's previous statements on changing DC:
I don't think you change Washington from the inside. I think you change it from the outside. - Mitt Romney, 12/2007
The biggest difference is what Obama said immediately after that selective quote, "That's how I got elected, and that's how the big accomplishments like health care got done, was because we mobilized the American people to speak out. That's how we were able to cut taxes for middle class families. So something that I'd really like to concentrate on in my second term is being in a much more constant conversation with the American people so that they can put pressure on Congress to help move some of these issues forward."