Skip to comments.Romney shakes up the strategy, tones down rhetoric
Posted on 04/28/2012 4:52:23 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) Mitt Romney's Etch A Sketch moment is at hand.
Now that he's the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Romney is shifting away from the "red-meat" issues of abortion and immigration and instead holding more events highlighting his appeal as a regular guy.
He will favor more intimate settings, like the Ohio classroom, and a schedule that calls for fewer public appearances as the campaign hopes to show a softer side of the former Massachusetts governor who struggles at times to connect with average Americans. That's a dramatic difference from Obama, who feeds on large crowds and has scheduled his first formal campaign rallies for May 5.
While the Republican presidential contest has been raging for more than a year, the Romney campaign concedes that most general election voters haven't yet paid close attention. The campaign now sees an opportunity to reintroduce their candidate to the independents and moderate voters Hispanics and younger voters, among them
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Etch-a-sketch in action! He is returning to his roots.
He’s our John Kerry.
So much for Governour I-Really-Hope-I’m-Wrong-About-Him
LOL — if Romney tones it down any further, he’ll be sleep walking through the entire campaign. I’m getting this awful feeling that he, like McCain is going to mail it in.
its another hold-yer-nose election, I see.
I don’t want Romney in classrooms kissing babies.
I want him in the biggest venues possible, blood dripping from his chin from taking huge public bites out of the butt of this administration and their corresponding agency and congressional crony partners in crime.
Save the babykissing for after the election, fcol.
Now is as good as ever.
Kick it, Mitt!
This article is leftist garbage. Romney was focusing on the economy before and he continues to do so.
Folks, Etch-A-Sketch is a put down by spend-it-all liberals (and Rick “I’m For Arlen” Santorum was the worst). Don’t fall for it. Romney will hammer Obama on the economy and let others do the dog-eat-dog stuff.
That’s the opposite of Kerry/McCain/Dole
C’mon out’a there friend, trying to talk sense to these folk is like spitting in the wind; and there’s not really enough of them to worry about... lets go...
Tacking HARD Left. “Oh we will hold our nose and ...” If you do, please go join the Democratic Party. They need Liberals like you.
And will get beaten as badly or worse.
the Romney campaign concedes that most general election voters haven’t yet paid close attention.
and that has always been their campaign strategy...
So this time *this* RINO gets it unlike his friends and will fight fire with fire? I’ll see it to believe it especially with them saying that they won’t even mention Obamas name as much! What a joke
Prediction: Romney loses to Obama in a landslide that makes McGovern look viable.