Skip to comments.The GOP strategist behind 'Game Change' [Steve Schmidt]
Posted on 03/21/2012 12:39:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Some conservatives speak volumes as they try to pillory Steve Schmidt, the strategist who helped run John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign and lately has been getting attention thanks to Woody Harrelson's portrayal of him in the movie, "Game Change."
Pay a visit to Conservatives4Palin.com. There, you'll find everything critical about Schmidt. There's a link to a Washington Times piece that denounces him as "a longtime loser," and a broadcast by an angry New York-based radio talk show host, Mark Levin.
"Steve you're quite the punk. You really are a punk," Levin said, incensed that Schmidt would dare to belittle McCain's vice presidential choice, Sarah Palin.
On the flip side, Schmidt has become a regular on MSNBC, offering a conservative counterpoint to the hosts' liberal slant. With Schmidt on hand to provide authentication, "Game Change" gave MSNBC folks plenty of dish about Palin. When I reached Schmidt by phone, he seemed to wear the attacks by Palin's acolytes like a badge of honor.
"I believe it is a profound mistake to define conservatism around issues like gay marriage and contraception," Schmidt told me, "and around a cult of personality, where a true conservative is defined by fidelity to individual radio hosts or the outrageous statements they make."
Conservative talkers are free to use supposedly public airwaves to hurl names at Schmidt. But he has hardly been a loser....
(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...
one candidate claims that a rival palled around with terrorists or about where he was born. As Schmidt believes, the nation’s leaders ought to be better than that.....We think so, also. That’s why we brought it up, asshat.
The guy is a dirtbag. Goes for Nicole Wallace, too.
The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.
Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
Steve Schitt and Nicole Wallace are both human debris and bottom feeding filth. I look forward to their eventual drift into irrelevance and obscurity.
Fixed for accuracy...
Moderates are worse than liberals...they have NO core values or principles.
with any luck, game change will get smith employed by the DNC
Interesting tidbits here:
2 words — aRnold SchwarzenKennedy
another Schmidt ‘success’ story..
The 2003 Kauliforniyaaa Recall snowjob..
aRnold is the only electable Republican ..
May he and his ilk Rot in Politico Purgatory
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