Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina Punches Back at Karl Rove

CHICAGO - MAY 12: Jim Messina (C), campaign manager for the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama, talks with reporters during a tour of the re-election headquarters May 12, 2010 in Chicago. The office occupies a reported 50, 000 square feet of the Prudential Plaza office building, one block south of Obama's 2008 campaign headquarters. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jim Messina; Photo: Frank Polich

"Let me repeat that: Karl Rove is saying that President Obama isn't 'up to the job.' Does anyone really need a reminder of what happened when they were in charge?" — Obama campaign manager Jim Messina in a Monday night e-mail to supporters, responding to the American Crossroads super-PAC's message is that Obama is not "up to the job." A Monday report revealed that Karl Rove's group American Crossroads has already raised $200 million to try to defeat President Obama and is preparing launch an anti-Obama spending spree.