Skip to comments.New experience for Obama: GOP attacks and mockery
Posted on 09/04/2012 6:20:40 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Why did the Obama campaign fumble the "are Americans better off than four years ago" question?
Why has President Obama been unable to put the "you didn't build that" charge to rest?
And why has the campaign struggled to come up with a coherent response to the Republican convention? (Calling it a pack of lies doesn't count.)
It's hard to avoid the conclusion that, as Democrats begin their convention here in Charlotte, the Obama campaign is not hitting on all cylinders. The question is why a campaign that was so successful in 2008 is sputtering today.
Here's a theory: Barack Obama has never in his life run against a sharp, determined and aggressive Republican opponent. Facing Mitt Romney, who is all three, is a new experience for the president.
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“...why a campaign that was so successful in 2008 is sputtering today.”
Don’t worry. The MSM will pickup the slack to make sense where there is non, to put meaning where there is none, to reinvent the statistics where the statistics are so damning, etc.
GOP & RNC are finally waking up and smelling the coffee. You can’t play nice with these people. They lie & lie & lie. Michael Steele was a joke. Reince Priebus is doing a much more effective job at the RNC.
Squish him like a bug.
I expect much of the nation realizes how serious it is we replace Obamugabe....this is another reason his snake oil isn’t selling.
I kind of agree with Byron, but up to point. Certainly this is not the same as the wishy washy McCain campaign that “suspended” his campaign when the stock market crashed and played nice the whole...lest they get call rascist by Obama. However, they still have the occasional tepid response.
Actually it isn’t. The RNC ran some killer ads mocking 0 as “The One” in Aug 2008. They were doing real damage to 0 poll numbers then McCain and his clowns told the RNC to knock it off because they want “to run a positive campaign”.
“The question is why a campaign that was so successful in 2008 is sputtering today.”
Answer is very simple. Obama had no past history or previous record to run on. He could be manipulated whichever way the democrats and the media wanted, like a fresh wad of malleable clay dough.
Oh yeah, Romney/Ryan has made missteps but the think I have observed is they get better and better as the campaign goes on. The 0 camp on the other hand seems utterly incompetent. Having to send 0 to Louisiana after Romney went was a pretty stunning display of incompetence.
He won't learn to deal with it (imo). You can't fix narcissism let alone fix it in 2 months.
Did McCain ever put 0’bama on the defensive? Ever?
Most bugs are decidedly dark, if not black. Your comment, therefore, is RACIST!
Incredibly, the polls suggest Obama has an excellent chance of being re-elected so I wouldn’t exactly say it was sputtering.
When all else fails,they’ll play the race card in a big way. That will fail too.
I give credit for Reince for the overall tone of the RNC, but the one time I saw him on one of the talk shows, he was a stuttering apology-laden idiot. Keep him in the back room where he can do good.
How are you doing? Still in the DC area?
How good do they have to be when the media pro's sand off the rough edges?
The fact is that the corrupt MSM pulled out all the stops to augment and enhance Obama in 2008. They advocated for Obama in the inverse manner they sought to rip Bush every single day. Obama was never - ever - the subject of critical media review. There was nary an ill word ever uttered in the corrupt MSM about Obama. Even when people tried to raise any opposition — such as, lack of experience, no clear historic background, past campaigns issues, Jeremiah Wright, early childhood, etc. — the corrupt MSM puposefully suppressed this information, or ridiculed such information as nothing more than an attempt for unseemly partisan advantage by racists. This, coupled with the fact that John McCain probably actually voted for Obama himself, having said himself just 8 days before the election that we have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency and you can see what type of opposition McCain provided.
The corrupt MSM facilitated Obama’s hagiography. They desperately wanted Obama. That's why Obama had this oft-repeated "brilliant" campaign in 2008.
Doing well. Yes currently still in the DC area. How are you?