Skip to comments.Caddell On Romney: "This Is The Worst Campaign In My Lifetime" (video)
Posted on 09/11/2012 7:34:01 PM PDT by i88schwartz
"I swear to God, everything we have been saying for months, and I know a lot of the audience doesn't want to hear this, this is the worst campaign in my lifetime," Democratic pollster Pat Caddell said on the Monday edition of FOX News' "Campaign Insiders" web show. "A challenging campaign, with a chance to win. They have set themselves on a course that says, 'We don't have to do anything, we're going to win because they don't like the other guy.'"
"That 50% approval rating -- if the president is at 50% approval, it is hundreds of millions of dollars raised and spent by Republican and conservative consultants and organizations have failed. They have failed because they have no real credibility as a message. If he's at 50%, somebody needs to sit down and rethink," Caddell said.
"Republicans have no response mechanism. Hundreds of millions of dollars, they're still not on the air explaining to people that with the labor participation rate, if it was the same as he came into office the unemployment would be 11.2%. There is a missing case and I watched Romeney yesterday, I watched Romney yesterday, I swear to God, there is no urgency to this man. He is running, as I said this morning, bored," Caddell observed.
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He’s been handed the election on a plate with today’s events in Egypt and Libya. But he needs to attack Obama now, and not wait until October.
What campaign? Who’s Romney?
Romney needs to lose the yes men and listen to the conservatives who don’t like him.
We won’t tell him what he wants to hear but we will tell him the truth.
He would become a better candidate.
romney is losing this skillet shot.
Romney just released a statement about the events that happened today, it will probably be posted on this site very soon..he finally rips into Obama
He did just come out with a statement of disgust over Obama’s apology letter. This would be good in an ad highlighting Obama’s taxpayer funded aid to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Two words: Drop out. We need a Conservative nominee, not a lying Socialist fraud.
Caddell...we have nominated a pussy surrounded by pussies
Sickening at this juncture
Such ads need to be out there, yesterday.
I am sick and tired of the pant-wetters who are ABR and now trying to give him advice.
The GOP isn’t called The Stupid Party for no reason.
I would go as far to say that foreign policy should be the centerpiece of this campaign. This is where Obama is most vulnerable, and Romney has barely touched on it so far. Hopefully, that is about to change.
I think a large part of his problem is the staff that he has. They seem to be a group of nobodies and mushmouths. I do remember when Reagan ran in 1980; he had a major staff and strategy shakeup at the beginning of the campaign. If Romney does not do this, I can’t see him winning on anything other than Obama’s negatives.
Caddell is a Dem. I doubt he wants Romney to win..once a Dem always a Dem
There aren't any of those, there are just 12 year trolls here trying to get Obama re-elected.
I know that because I was told that here on FR.
Do I need my industrial /sarc tag?
Three words: get over it.
I’m hoping that soon, the campaign kicks into high gear and starts running hard ads.
Caddell is correct
Not happening...This is the army we have, not the one we want, and we have to win.
We’ll deal with President Romney when the time comes. One objective at a time.
If this were Palin, West, Cain etc, they would’ve smoked Odumbo in the first minute by destroying and ridiculing him. I’m not even sure if Mittsy wants to win, like he thinks it’s in the bag.
Just tellin’ it like it is. Nominate an execrable phony and don’t act shocked by the results.
Two Words: John McCain.
I notice that many of those who were spreading panic over Romney’s polling numbers were sour grapes who couldn’t get over that their preferred candidate lost to Romney. Their intention is to gloat if Romney lost in November and earn the right to say I told you so.
I was also just telling as it is. Romney won the primaries. Get over it.
But, he's what we have, period. He's light years ahead of Soetoro in terms of...everything (see my tagline).
The haters hate, no matter what.
Also, what's being ignored is that Romney IS winning this race; he's in a very good spot right now.
If Romney looses, I’m quitting the GOP and registering as an independent. They need to play hardball, or they’re going to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!
Last Bush and the GOP Congress Federal Deficit 2006 $160 billion
Last Obama and Democrat Congress Federal Deficit 2010 $1.6 Trillion
Even faux Conservative stooges busy pimping for Obama on Conservative websites should be able to do that much math.
I like Mitt Romney.
He is a respectable gentleman and a nice gentleman.
If he doesn’t fight his opponent, he is going to get his ass kicked by his opponent, who is neither nice nor respectable.
As wardaddy said above, we have nominated a pussy surrounded by pussies. That is exactly the case.
I believe the pussy must win, or America is done.
I don’t know if he can win, but he must win.
That being said, once this election is done, the GOP MUST GO!
It is truly as usless piece of garbage. It is not the party that will save America from her fate. It simply doesn’t have the mettle to stand against the radical left in this country.
I hate the GOP, and the whimpering John Boehner makes me want to throw up.
We have no choice but to support them in November, but after that, win or lose, the GOP will be my enemy.
The fix was in. He is still an execrable, lying phony who is highly distrusted by Conservatives because his record doesn’t match his rhetoric. He thinks he’s going to duplicate Thomas Dewey’s 1948 victory over Truman. Hope you like your “winner.”
Romney thinks he will win with the ABO vote; it may not carry him..Romney is a weak candidate. Everyone's been helping him and he's still not walking away with this thing nor connecting. Keep praying, all that we can do because we didn't get a conservative.
BTW, that's not a Freeper purge ~ rather, this is the purge where we remove the GOP-e from Republican politics.
Too bad we didn’t nominate a Conservative, eh, Johnnie ? They’d be 10 points ahead by now. But you fellas wanted Slick Willard. Ye reap what ye sow.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday issued a paper statement sharply critical of President Barack Obama over his handling of violence in the Middle East earlier in the day. I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” Romney said in the statement. “It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.
some ABR folks simply want to cut the embarrassment short and move on to whatever it is the campaign is going to be about ~ my take is it's a series of negative ads to be broadcast at the end of October.
That’s an eye-opening statement from Caddell, who worked on the McGovern campaign.
How about dealing with Romney now, today?
How do you “deal” with Romney now?
I do expect him to win, though.
I look forward to whipping the GOP liberal candidate supporters every time their boy miss-steps and they can't 'hold his feet to the fire.
See, it has been worse!
RINOmney is running the Dewey campaign all over again. He is trying not to take risks, trying to be an alternative without a message. He isn’t taking the wood to Zero in any meaningful way. Heck, he went after Newt far, far, far more viciously than he goes after Zero. McCain did something similar.
His only bright spot is that Zero has not run Harry Truman’s energetic campaign.
Zero has a simple strategy - get more of each demographic. Give them something to energize them.
Hispanics - Dream Act
Women - Birth Control, Abortion, War on Women
Gays - “marriage equality” (pffft!)
All three cut across all states.
Now, what is RINOmney’s approach?
He is not Zero (strongest appeal to many). He has created jobs at one time.
He has, of course, tried to energize the Paul supporters by saying he’d form a committee to look at the gold standard.
This will come down to 7 or 8 states. The rest is interesting, but won’t matter.
This isn’t over by a long-shot.
... and of course, I could be totally wrong, your mileage may vary, and never wear stripes with plaids.
[but I am absolutely correct - it is a milk-toast, limp, lifeless, weak-wristed campaign. Someone please give RINOmney a shot of adrenaline, or testosterone, or balls.]
Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, or even Ron Paul would have a 20 point lead by now, given the incompetence of the incumbent.
NO, no, no not the balls ~ that’d mess up his crease!
I am inclined to agree - why is this fact not hammered home? There is no case Obama can make that his economic policies have made things better with the amount of unemployed increased by this amount steadily over the 4 years of his tenure. Obama isn't even having to respond to it because the charge is not being made.
>> Ye reap what ye sow.
No sense razing the only ground we have to fight on.
I heard Mitt lost the argument about whether to soften the statement. The initial version was very diplomatic and conciliatory toward the attackers and spoke in deferential terms toward the President. Mitt wanted to say something about there being multiple legitimate points of view on the issues and we shouldn't dismiss any of them. He ended it by saying the President was legally elected and a popular politician and we have to follow his leadership on this issue.
If Romney does not start KICKING ASS NOW, for sure we all gotta start KICKING HIS ASS...
He is very similar to Willkie (who didn’t really have a shot at beating FDR anyway) in that regard, but this race is very similar to the ‘48 one. Dewey thought he’d coast to victory on the weight of smiles and platitudes over an unpopular President Truman, and that ended up a fiasco for the GOP. When half the GOP voters have a visceral dislike and distrust for the nominee as Willard did coming out of the “fixed” primaries with a motley crew of second tier opponents, you’re going to have a big honkin’ problem in the general. I predicted this disaster over 6 years ago if this toxic individual ever got the nomination.