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
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There’s only an illusion of ground. The party establishment razed it before we arrived. We may find out that, like with Illinois, that a bipartisan cabal/combine with fervent beliefs in statism, big government and spending us into bankruptcy, that this November race was nothing but a sham and a farce and Willard was a ringer from the get-go. Like they say in IL with their annointed nominees, when they’re in, they’re in and when they’re out, they’re still in.
How much more devastating the dismal employment numbers of last Friday would have been had Romney prepared the ground by effectively linking Obama's policies to jobs lost and by the demonstrating how the books have been cooked.
Instead, the campaign is now belatedly attacking Obama after the fact for the events in Cairo in Libya. These things should have been part of Romney's campaign from the beginning so that he would now be in the position of saying, "I told you so." Now, he risks being unpatriotic for failing to rally round the flag.
By forecasting these things rather than reacting, Romney would force the media to at least deal with his allegations rather than ignoring him to electoral death.
Everything Caddell said in this interview is absolutely correct.
It appears the disinformation crowd is in full swing now.
I’m not saying our side can’t do better of course. My vote is to remove the Obamahole from the WH. Lame Duck Obama is worse than anyone else.
But already the polls say he’s ahead, which is bullsh1t.
If Egypt and the Pentagon buying 1500 Govt Motors Chevy Blaze (volt) cars broke the same day, a Republican would be asked to just resign today from total ineptness.
He only fights when he is opposing conservatives.
Not a part of the anatomy of Republican men these days...a few Conservative women have balls...time to crunch nuts and threaten castration.
Agreed - it is like Romney is scared of coming across as too “nasty.” You don’t have to be nasty to be tough. See that ad. Is it nasty / harsh in tone? No. Is it very hard hitting and effective? Absolutely.
Ads in exactly that style should be run heavily nationwide, each highlighting an individual issue of the economy’s decline - numerical data to drive the point home, then examples - show some of the towns in WV who’s economies have been devastated by Obama’s policies (causing mines to shut down, power plants, etc.) to show just how much Obama and liberals care about the poor. Example:
“Times are tough in America. But Obama and Biden say our economy has turned the corner. Turned the corner? Millions of Americans have gotten so discouraged they have given up looking for work - with nearly another 400,000 giving up in just last month. Businesses are shutting down. Entire towns now losing their jobs due to Obama’s overregulation...Barack Obama...it’s just not working. Time for a change.”
“Times are tough in America. But Obama and Biden say our economy has turned the corner. Turned the corner? Millions of Americans are having trouble affording to pay for their healthcare. Obama’s new taxes on medical devices are making it even worse - even causing some manufactures to scale back production - making them even more expensive and less available for the sick and injured...Barack Obama...it’s just not working. Time for a change.”
Etc...highlight a new individual issue every week so each can be explained in detail as much as possible in the 30 second bite rather than trying to explain multiple issues. I don’t understand why this is so difficult for these highly paid so called experts.
In 2008, I kept yelling at the McCain campaign "CAMPAIGN LIKE YOU WANT TO WIN, DAMNIT"
I am again yelling at Mitt the same way for the same reason,
Is there a campaign?
Wilkie was a pretty good campaigner. But after the Fall of France in 1940 , the world was turned upside down, and that gave FDR his victory.
Newt has the guts to mock and ridicule BO because that’s what he needs. Romney doesn’t
And yet, they are repeatedly defended when they do so.
What if we had refused to accept McCain in 2008 and voted en masse for a more conservative candidate?
To use an analogy, we keep guaranteeing evil every time we buy into the lie that we are doomed to only vote for Sauron or Saruman-—so we miss the opportunity to choose Gandalf or Aragorn.
The ABO vote isn’t enough. Romney needs to give people a positive reason(s) to vote for him.
Caddell is fun to listen to slicing on dems, but he obviously has an axe to grind here. No way this is the worst campaign, we have to look to mclame and carter and Caddell was Carter’s guy.
The nobama campaign and the DNC must be who he’s talking about with all the muslim lovey-dovey, anti-American ploys, God hate at the convention, hating Isreal and the latest, the DNC’s big screen Salute to Vets (must have been saluting ruski vets) considering the ships on-screen were the Russian Black Sea Fleet not US ships.
I agree, GG.
We all keep waiting for his the big GOP offensive to start. It should’ve started the day after his nomination.
Levin two minutes ago; “Romney, will you please get your ass in gear? Obama has his brass knuckles on and we’re running around with boxing gloves on. Let’s get goin’ here.
Show some confidence and strength. Everything is on the table”.
Pat IS a Dem, however he and 2 other fellows Citizen United have teamed up to make an ANTI-Obama movie called The Hope and The Change. Just released.
‘The Hope and the Change’: New Citizens United Movie Blasts Obamawww.
Aug 21, 2012 The movie’s creators do not wish the president well. ... He contracted with Pat Caddell, the Democratic pollster and adviser to former president ...
He very much wants Romney to win.
Romney being the nominee is not the sign of his campaign or RINO success. It’s the sign of conservatives’ failure to unify behind one candidate against him. This is a fact. He’s the nominee and will not drop out. Get over it.
Caddell is a Dem. I doubt he wants Romney to win..once a Dem always a Dem
Cadell is the most level headed Dem out there. I don’t think he is an Obama fan.
Caddell must have been out of the country four years ago when John McCain ran. But to hear a Dem pollster critique the Romney campaign this poorly is actually quite encouraging. You never heard a peep out of the Dems about how awful McCain's campaign was.
Caddell is an honest lib who has been highly critical of Obama these past 4 years. He has been straight up with the destruction that Obama has layed out on the land and wrote an highly critical essay against Obama last year.
I’m just thinking how psyched I would be if Gingrich was the GOP candidate. Can you imagine how Gingrich would be skewering that piece of sh** Ubama every single day, relentlessly, mercilessly? But no... The GOPe wanted the liberal milquetoast Romney. Whatcha see is whatcha get. But he’ll lose “honorably”, like McCain.
Yeah but to call this the worst campaign ever, I dont know if thats true..I thought the McCain campaign playing nice nice with Obama was the worst campaign ever so I doubt Romney has topped McCain. The issue with Romney is, like McCain, is afraid to really call Obama the Commie pig that he is, afraid of being called a racist, its the same issue McCain had. I say that Romney needs to go for it, call Obama what he really is and stop worrying about what others think. The media wont be voting for him, neither will Obama surrogates, just say it
Caddell is one of the dying breed known as “old-fashioned Democrats”, and he is one of the few with the integrity to stand up and admit he is disgusted at how his party has been turned over to the communists and America-hating goofballs.
ABO (anybody but Obama) apparently has been maxed out as I have claimed for quite awhile, that it can only go so far. 45% to 46% is totally against Obama but that is about the ceiling and Romney has not closed the case on why people ‘should’ vote for him.
Pat Caddell is a Conservative Democrat but outside of that one of the most astute political operatives out there.
He is telling it like it is.
Romney needs to get off his duff like he did midsummer when he heard the “you didnt build that” comment and go on the offensive. Whoever has his ear has him running out the clock and its not good. Its just inside 2 months before the election for crying out loud.
My mom is a recruiter for medical sale and engineering.
She told me that there have been huge layoffs now at Johnson and Johnson as a result of the medical device tax.
Obama is devastating the health care industry and other industries which support it.
My question to her is I wonder how many of those laid off voted for Obama and will do so again...
I believe the reason it is so hard for the so-called experts to put together tough, hard-hitting adds is because they stand for absolutely nothing, and they have utterly no idea what is going on in this country. They are expert in nothing, they are morons.
I do disagree with Pat that Romney’s is the worst campaign, I agree with you that McCain was much worst but hopefully Romney wake up from Cadells honest and frank talk to wake up and that he realizes that the Presidency isn’t going to be handed to him and he needs to be more proactively attacking Obama instead of reacting to Obama
Well, I was once a Dem. So was my favorite president, Ronald Reagan. Let me tell you something....there's no conservative like an ex-liberal who's been mugged by reality.
As far as Pat Caddell, who knows?
The entire 24-minute campaign insiders show where Caddell’s clip comes from is at this link. These guys are brilliant. I enjoyed watching them in the primaries too. They are as honest analysts as you’re going to find.
In the full clip, Caddell also says about the Republicans “this is a party on the verge of extinction if it doesn’t get its act together.” Let’s hope so. Time to form the Tea Party and let the Charlie Crist/Mitt Romney RINOs of the party and their hangers-on go join the Dumbocrats.
I am getting a feeling of deja vu watching Romney's campaign. I am getting a feeling of deja vu watching republicans dismiss the polls. We had what we all thought were good reasons to dismiss them the last time around, too.
The scenario is different -- Obama is the failed incumbent now. But reality is not perception. I know people who intend to vote for Obama because they don't know any better. Romney has not made Obama's failure known and he has failed to explain why he will be any better.
Romney could be enjoying a comfortable lead according to his internal polling. I hope so. But even if he is, his lack of campaigning could easily set up a tortoise-and-hare scenario.
Even if he is far enough ahead to wait this thing out, the further he can pull out ahead of Obama will not only weaken the democratic party but also help turn other tight races.
How could anyone expect a team from Massachusetts to run a national campaign on the Republican side? Like Ann Romney said, they didn’t even know any Republicans until a few years ago. In Mass., if you want to run against Democrats, all you can afford to do is go a slight, tiny nudge to the right of them, or you’ll be too right-wing to win. Now Romney is applying that rule to the national stage, thinking he’ll lose the election if he moves any more than one teeny tiny inch to the right of Obama.
As always, I don’t blame Romney so much as I blame the morons who voted for him in the primary. Romney is who he is. It was clear and obvious for all to see and was pointed out in great detail by his primary opponents. As I pointed out numerous times, he was always one of the two least electable primary candidates in the general election. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out no one’s going to pick Obama Lite when they can get the real thing.
You read my mind?
You are right, and I cannot argue against anything you’ve said.
But we face a choice of, I want to say literally here, but I’m afraid to, we face a choice of elect Mitt Romney or die.
Jedi, I feel like the world is spinng towards a great maelstrom, and we are going to reach the center well before the election comes.
I’ve felt bad all day, really down, I’m scared ****less man. The world is falling to pieces rapidly, and we have a ****ing moron in the white house and a sissy runing against him.
God Help us all.
Caddell detests Obama in no uncertain terms.
We are definitely flirting with the edge of the abyss...
At the end of the full Caddell show, they all agree “serious people” are going to be talking about a 3rd party after the election if Romney loses. Funny thing is I heard Rush, Laura Ingraham, and Steve Deace all talk about it so far this week too. The rest of the conservative world is suddenly starting to sound more like FR.
Losing to Obama in this economy might be the only event crippling enough to the Republican brand to make a third party happen. Maybe it’s a necessary evil to lead to a rebirth of conservatism.
But how someone makes a third party operate without getting hijacked by RINOs again, I don’t know. We would also have competition from the libertarians over them wanting to form a party without social conservatism.
This year would’ve been a slam dunk for a third party. I’m surprised nobody prominent made a serious effort. Even from the most simplistic standpoint, you could blame the Republicans for starting the economic crisis and the Democrats for not fixing it. Perfect opportunity for a third party to step in.
The scary thing though is how big the loss could be. On Caddell’s show, they said Republicans are now telling them not only might they not win the Senate, but the House is now in play for the first time. Note that they do still say the election is “winnable” for Romney. But they predicted that he won’t change his campaign strategy and because of that, probably won’t win it.
This is the video every voter mus watch.
Romney could just spend $10 million to get this aired and watched by 20 million people and it s over:
Very much so. A lot of the same people working for Romney worked for McCain. I am seeing very similar remarks and statements that I saw 4 years ago.
3rd party will only cement the socialist slide for America.
Obama’s win will be the end of the America we once knew on so many levels - cultural, demographic, political and economic.
“The scary thing though is how big the loss could be. On Caddells show, they said Republicans are now telling them not only might they not win the Senate, but the House is now in play for the first time”
That’s crazy talk.
Last Obama and Democrat Congress Federal Deficit 2010 $1.6 Trillion
FY 2006 deficit was $574 billion.
Biggest problem with Romney’s campaign as I see it is that they have spent NO time criticizing the Democrat party as a whole, and only some time criticizing Obama. Meanwhile the DNC bashed Republicans as a whole non-stop, going back to criticize the last 60 YEARS of the Republican party at one point. If one party is bashed and the other isn’t, people are going to assume the one being bashed deserves it and that no material must exist for them to attack the other side with. What exactly is Romney’s argument for why voters should give the Senate and House to Republicans?
Yay Illinois. Where there’s talk of Ray Lahood coming back here to run for governor, as a Republican, with the support of the Democratic party. Go figure. At least he has a shot at a free orange jumpsuit. Kind of goes with being governor here.
And you can take that to the bank.
Pat Caddell has worked for Democratic presidential candidates George McGovern in 1972, Jimmy Carter in 1976 and 1980, Gary Hart in 1984, Joe Biden in 1988, and Jerry Brown in 1992.
There will be no gloating by this freeper if Romney loses, the Republic will have been lost, along with this forum, and any other freedom venue.
Our bettors have chosen this man, now they have to elect him, if that is really what they intended.