Romney uses Obama's 'one-term' comment against him

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) campaign on Thursday sought funds by vowing to hold President Obama to comments he made in 2009 suggesting he'd only deserve a single term if the economy didn't recover.

Romney's campaign dredged up an interview Obama gave to NBC in 2009 in which he said he would "be held accountable" if the economy doesn't begin to show signs of recovery after his first term in office.

"I've got four years," Obama said early in his term. "A year from now I think people are going to see that we're starting to make some progress, but there's still going to be some pain out there. If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition."

The Romney presidential campaign gladly revived that clip in a new video, "He's Right," which it sent to supporters Thursday.

Romney's campaign has been running against Obama as if he were its main opponent, not other Republicans vying for the party's nomination. Part of that is attributable to the former Massachusetts governor's status right now as the putative front-runner for the nomination.

Romney's campaign has been especially active in putting together opposition research and fact-checks against Obama, routinely hitting him on his management of the economy, an issue Romney feels works to his political advantage.