Skip to comments.Romney Campaign Rejects Using the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Against Obama
Posted on 05/17/2012 8:26:34 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
Mitt Romneys campaign manager rejected efforts to use President Obamas former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in ads attacking the president, as reportedly planned by a super PAC working toward electing Mr. Romney in November.
Unlike the Obama campaign, Gov. Romney is running a campaign based on jobs and the economy, and we encourage everyone else to do the same, the campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, said in a statement on Thursday morning. President Obamas team said they would kill Romney, and, just last week, David Axelrod referred to individuals opposing the president as contract killers. Its clear President Obamas team is running a campaign of character assassination. We repudiate any efforts on our side to do so.
Statements like that from Mr. McCain may be part of the reason Mr. Romneys campaign quickly rejected the idea of using Mr. Wright as a way of attacking the president. Already, advisers to Mr. Obama have raised the question of whether Mr. Romney will speak out like Mr. McCain did.
Stunning! Will Mitt stand up, as John McCaln did? Or allow the purveyors of slime to operate on his behalf? David Axelrod, a senior campaign adviser to Mr. Obama, wrote on Twitter early Thursday morning.
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Romney = McCain II = Dole Redux
We need to stop this old fart next-in-line olde guard cycle.
And while Romney is busy NOT talking about “God Da*n” Wright, he should also make it a point to NOT mention Larry Sinclair.
Actually, this is a very smart move on Romney Campaign’s part. They are going after the best of both worlds. They publicly “reject” any attempt on their behalf towards efforts that would focus away from “jobs”, all the while the PACs are not only free to do as they please, but would actually be prohibited from directly taking directions or management from the candidates direct campaign staff.
I'm wondering that myself... perhaps there's a strategy at work. After all (wink-wink), that super-PAC isn't (wink-wink) Romney's. He can publicly "reject" it, but privately cheer it on.
Win or lose, this guy is going to be an unmitigated disaster.
Thanks again, Republican Party, for taking perhaps the BEST political climate you’ve had in three decades, and squandering it on an absolute idiot of a candidate.
Who is going to want to be in charge if everything which involves the economy goes to heck in a hand-basket? Everything which points to both candidates is a mitten and a zer0 ... zer0 wants to continue the destruction and finish America (suspected and may be true).
mittens ... he may be thinking why would anyone want to be in the presidency when the economy goes to heck in a hand-basket?
Two 0-99 votes, in the Senate, for the zer0 budget spoke volumes, and the House was unanimous in rejection of a zer0 budget also.
Volumes are being spoken to the American people and the American people are perhaps enjoying a nap. Has mitten's concluded ... I do not want to be blamed for this. Perhaps.
The preceding has been imho. An opinion only and there is no intent to be offensive to anyone except D.C. politicians and media personel.
Good grief another Bob Dole or McCain fiasco. You don’t have to get down in the mud and fabricate lies like the democrats do but for crying out loud when you have factual evidence which can show your opponent in a bad light DO IT.
There must be some backbone liquefying infection sweeping through the GOP as nobody seems to have the backbone for a fight and this is a war of political ideas. The GOP refuses to fight it like the war that it is.
It is bad enough the MSM is in full censor mode when it comes to the communist in chief but when his opponent self censors why bother having an election. Just anoint the muslim to his final 4 years and see all the damage he can do when he no longer has to worry about another election. Hell he told the commie bastards in Russia essentially the same thing.
Nope! It’s well documented that RINOS and liberal republicans will attack conservatives with more ferocity than any lib any day
Maybe not... there might be a reject-it-publicly_but-give-a-wink strategy afoot here.
As always, we have assholes in charge who will help Obama.
I have a suggestion for Romney’s campaign, anew slogan: “WE CHOOSE TO LOSE!
I have a suggestion for Romney’s campaign, a new slogan: “WE CHOOSE TO LOSE!
Remember Christine O'Donnell?
Remember Joe Miller?
Remember Sharron Angle?
How long will it take for the "no choicer" crowd to figure out that the GOP-E views CONSERVATIVES as the enemy, not Obama and the Democrats. And that includes Romney and his campaign.
Now is not the time to bring it up.....the time to do it is after the convention. If you made a big deal out of it now, there still is too much time for it to wear off.
Your reaction choices:
1.) Be a Mr. Nice-guy candidate
2.) Be a stupid Mr. Nice-guy candidate
3.) Be a stupid Mr. Nice-guy, I want to lose candidate
4.) During your last debate, craft a preemptive concession speech like McLame did and admonish all of us that we "...shouldn't be skeeered of..." a second Obama term.
I think this is wise for Romney. There’s certainly enough out there on Wright and the PACs can do as they wish. There is an ongoing vetting of Obama that should have occurred the first time around.
For Romney’s part, the focus is clear and right. He can of course attack Obama on his leadership and decisions and his views. It should be based on what Obama has done in office and what will happen if he stays in power.
I expect there will be quite hard-hitting ads on this from Romney; but not on Wright/Ayers, etc. The time for that was 2008, in context of what he would do if elected. We already know that now, and that’s the proper line of attack.
Romney shouldn’t touch these arguments, and his campaign is right to reject them. That way, he can stay “above the fray” and claim the moral high ground, while the surrogates attack.
Romney needs to talk about the reasons TO vote FOR HIM. There are lots of others who can talk about why not to vote for the other guy.
Because we all know that Mutt only plays for keeps against conservatives.
McCain used the same “polite” tactics during the general that he used during the primaries.
Hopefully Romney will employ his same goon squad to kneecap Obama that he used during the primaries...while he gets hover above the fray.