Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is already calling dibs on the White House.
In a recent interview with ABC News, the former Massachusetts governor was asked what his message to the president was at this point in the campaign.
"Start packing. That's what I'd like to say," Romney quipped. "Obviously we have a very different view."
"He has guided America in the wrong direction and it's time for us to return to the principle of freedom and opportunity that got this nation where it is today," he continued, adding that he can "connect with America's economy."
"I don't connect with President Obama because he doesn't understand the economy," Romney said.
Meanwhile, Romney's campaign is trying to brush off recent tax policy comments he made at a political fundraiser. Democrats are calling foul and criticizing him of not being upfront with voters.
Over the weekend, reporters overheard Romney talking to donors about changing the tax code and shrinking the size of government.
President Obama's camp accused him of telling campaign donors plans he has yet to share with the public. Ironically, the flap over Romney's comments come not long after he accused Obama of conducting a "hide and seek" campaign where he left the public in the dark
about plans for a second term.
Romney campaign officials have played down the comments, saying he was merely tossing around ideas.