Skip to comments.Democratic Convention Bounce – Dick Morris (Video)
Posted on 09/17/2012 10:25:13 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
Toes talks about 0bama new lead. He's actually a little insightful.
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If you don't like Morris, ignore him.
Thanks! Good video!
That bright lime green shirt makes Morris look like a slurpee with a bad complexion.
Sorry, I don’t have anything more constructive to add. Can anyone tell if he was wearing docksiders?
Dems had planes from Turkey on their so called DNC tribute to American vets. Russian ships and Islamic jets. It wasn’t an accident. Will the suck ups in the MSM ignore this one too?
Yep. I wish Ryan would make a video stating he was going to make a specific error of some kind on the campaign trail such as incorrectly spelling a vegetable and mail it to the media on the same day he did it from other cities. Then he could calculate the amount of coverage given to the story in comparison to more important stories or similar screw-ups by rats.
It would make a wonderful point.
What do you think about the Turkish fighter jets in the Democrat Convention ‘tribute’ to American vets? (Flying above Russian ships...)
Thanks for the post FRiend, and glad to see another FReeper has picked up my habit of ALWAYS spelling ‘obama’ with a ‘ZERO’ (’0’). :)
Dick is right about the Republicans needing to sharpen their brand image. The problem is Republican brand to Romney, Boehner, McConnell and the Bush family is different from the party vision of Palin, Santorum, Bachmann, Cain, Limbaugh, and Reagan.
Obama, the Clintons, Pelosi, Reid, Wasserman-Schultz, Gore, Kerry, Elizabeth Warren, Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton and other Democrat leaders are united in their vision for the party as well as goals. They’ve successfully purged the moderates from the party.
As Lincoln stated, a house divided against itself cannot stand. As long as the Republican Party is not united as to vision, the Republican brand will remain weak and Republicans will be vulnerable in each election cycle to the Democrats defining them. In an election where the country needs to have a very clear choice, the Democrats are defining a very clear path. Romney, as a moderate, has great difficulty defining a clear path. He wants to have the flexibility to shift after the election and he remembers the George HW Bush “no new taxes” pledge in the 1998 campaign.
Romney also doesn’t want to tell the electorate the way to recovery will not be easy and will initially be painful. Strong leaders prepare their followers and share the pain. Weak leaders obfuscate (witness Obama’s behavior). The public, even the most die hard leftists, know Obama is a weak leader. Romney has not yet demonstrated to the public he can be a strong leader. He seems to believe his experience as Bain CEO proves he is a leader. However the public knows success as President requires greater leadership skills than the average CEO possesses. His moderate messaging, his history of flip flopping on issues, and the lack of clarity about his real plans makes it difficult for the average and thoughtful voter to believe he has the ability to be a strong and effective leader of the nation.
This election is similar to 1980 in that Americans believe the nation is on the wrong track and are looking for a strong, confident, leader with a real plan to restore the country to greatness. Reagan had the plan and did an outstanding job during the campaign of defining himself as a strong leader, commited to a vision of greatness for the nation, who would not be a pushover. So far Romney seems to feel he can win simply by being the alternative to Obama. If Reagan had run the same campaign in 1980, Carter would likely have been reelected.
If Romney is a real leader, he needs to start showing it soon. The substance of his “brand” does matter.