Skip to comments.Romney makes midcourse communications correction (Re-hires anti-Palin smear peddler Kevin Madden)
Posted on 07/07/2012 4:56:59 AM PDT by jimbo123
In a sign that Mitt Romney's campaign team plans to adjust following growing criticism from fellow Republicans, CBS News has learned that Romney campaign senior adviser Kevin Madden will soon be taking on a larger and more visible role within the campaign.
Sources tell CBS News that Madden will be spending more time on the road with Romney and is likely to become a more public presence as a TV spokesperson for the candidate. He will hit the road with Romney next week, following Romney's New Hampshire vacation.
This move to make Madden a more public face of the campaign comes a week after fellow senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom committed a messaging misstep, which resulted in Romney having to walk back those comments.
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The GOPe-SOROS group has declared final war on American conservatives with this.
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."
and was going off message intentionally.
Kevin Madden Flashbacks:
Traitor Kevin Madden: Responsible for the anonymous attacks aired on FoxNews tonight
One week prior to the general election, former Romney spokesman Kevin Madden took to the airwaves (on CNN) and defamed Sarah Palin, setting off a media storm over an alleged fight between Team McCain and Team Palin. They were the very early opening salvos in the battle for the party. Fox News expanded on off-the-record anti-Palin comments tonight. Was traitor Kevin Madden for those comments?
Romney Supporters Trashing Palin
It looks like there might be some truth to those rumors former Mitt Romney supporters are already trying to clear Sarah Palin from the GOP presidential deck to make room for their man Mitt in 2012.
Former Romney Spokesman Kevin Madden was particularly harsh on Palin in an interview on CNN. His criticism of Palin is especially noteworthy because were only days from the election.
In a spot with Campbell Brown Madden said Palins wardrobe flap showed how unseasoned Palin is.
RedState: Romney Surrogates Sabotaging Sarah Palin?
When I was in St. Paul for the Republican Convention, more than a dozen people told me acolytes of Mitt Romney were feeding all the stories to the media portraying Palin in a negative light.
In fact, I heard that one of the biggest pushers of anti-Palin stories, including encouraging reporters to pursue the Trooper-gate story was Romney spokesman Kevin Madden.
Red State and other reporters accuse Romney staffers, including Kevin Madden (former Romney press-man) of pushing reporters into Troopergate stories
Does this have to posted twice. We all know you hate Romney and hate Madden and worships Palin. Fine. But twice?
And this is the “etch-a-sketch” re-setting itself or what is the purpose of this hire?
Kevin Madden was re-hired to replace Etch-A-Sketch Eric Fehrnstrom.
I know. Its like a broken record. How long are we going to keep rehashing 2008? Don’t we have elections to win this year?
Thanks. And exactly! The thought of a 2nd Obama term scares the Hell out of me, and these fools are acting like it doesn’t matter. Romney may not be ideal, but compared to Obama? GIve me a break! . . . Hey, I love your screen name! :-)
Gee - a second round of the same article - are you voting for Obama like the folks who get even more rabid and spittle-lipped with each posting of an anti-Romney article? I’d like to spend about 15 seconds in one of you guy’s head (more might cause permanent damage)to see what “having it so bad nothing else registers” feels like. Maybe then I could feel pity instead of bewildered disgust.
These anti-Romney guys on here claim Romney helped elect Obama the first time, but our own FReepers who bash Romney will certainly be able to claim credit for 4 more years of The One.
Romney and Obama are two sides of the same coin. Sleeze begets sleeze and I’m disappointed that Romney’s character seems to not matter to people like you.
RINOs and RINORomney knew that nobody was going to beat the Monied Muslim in ‘08.
Their WHOLE DEAL was to set things up for ‘12.
The point was to get rid of Palin once and for all, and to hell with the election they felt was already lost.
Too bad for our side, as at the time McNutt was UP about 8-10 points. Had he not panicked and “suspended” his campaign, he just might have eaked out a win.
CERTAINLY the result would have been better for the party.
Rule or Ruin.
Yes, irrational, and mean-spirited. What was the Bible said: “Avoid loud and vexatious persons.” I think it’s in Ecclesiastes. Maybe Ecclesiasticus. But, wherever, it’s good advice.
A lot of gay Republicans dislike Palin. I’m just sayin’.
Your stretching a bit. McCain was not ahead on the eve of the election, he was well behind. He was ahead for a few days months before the election and fell behind after he suspended his campaign to support Bush, Obama, and TARP. Had nothing to do with Romney or Palin.