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...
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
Sorry, Mustang, but Romney will not control the discussion.
The debates will be the nails in the coffin. He flat-out lied about his record in the primary debates. And he showed a penchant for getting angry and/or flustered when the "moderators" wouldn't control things for him.
He also has done absolutely nothing to distinguish himself from Obama. Their records and positions are practically identical. If Romney says "You did this." to Obama, Obama will be able to say, "So did you."
Obama will have his way, because the media will ensure that, and Romney will be a joke by the time November rolls around.
I actually remember when Bush was running for President. You know when he performed best? It was when HE personally took after the Democrats and embraced conservative rhetoric on values, life, security, taxes etc...
you know when his ratings plummeted? When he let himself be defined by the attacks and would not respond.
He was extremely predictable. He’d let us carry water for him until the attacks had continued so long he needed to intervene to rescue his polls then he’d become a conservative warrior on the stump and slash the liberals to huge applause lines. Polls rise, rinse and repeat. After his re-election he pretty much gave up defending himself ever except on the WOT or...welll...he did show some fire when it came to fighting CONSERVATIVES over immigration and Miers. Numbers never recovered. Katrina? Let himself be destroyed over it. Let himself be ripped apart in the name of the “new tone” and destroyed his bond with the people who had got him that far. The conservative base.
But at least Bush HAD a significant base to thumb his nose at. Romney has no such bond with the activists who are most equipped to respond to the new left’s attacks. Some of the nuConservative elite media have reluntantly rallied out of duty and dislike of Obama but the passion isn’t there.
you know...I’m not necessarily opposed to the idea of feigning being above the fray and letting your surrogates viciously tear the opponent apart. But I have to have faith in the object I am defending. Roberts had a pretty clean inoffensive record the Left struggled to be able to make controversial and was appointed to the Supreme Court fairly easily. But there were enough signs there for me to indicate I could trust the guy. I don’t trust romney and won’t be doing battle on his behalf.
Oh, and I have to laugh at the idea this guy’s tone was ever in need of being toned down. LOL At least from the right’s side. The guy was more passionate about defending Leftist positions then right positions during the primary.