Skip to comments.Romney Can Still Overcome Obama's Dishonest, Divisive Campaign
Posted on 09/22/2012 11:39:42 AM PDT by neverdem
The problem for Mitt Romney right now is that he has put his entire candidacy at risk to the point where he may not even qualify for the dismissive equation of Barack Obama that Marco Rubio formulated for the Republican faithful: "Our problem is not that he's a bad person. Our problem is that he's a bad president." Is Romney also "not a bad person, just a bad candidate"? With his "47 percent" remarks at a Republican fundraiser in May, he has given his opponent evidence to initiate a new line of attack.
Voters can forgive a candidate who stumbles in the heat of an election, trapped by "gotcha" questions from journalists, being quoted out of context in cunning TV attack commercials, and in the Twitter age, failing to appreciate that nothing that is said is secret anymore. We all know the game, and Romney has demonstrated that he is not perfect at this game.
The same can be said of President Obama. As a candidate, he ran a brilliantly smooth and targeted campaign four years ago, but even he misspoke, as they say, in what he thought was a private meeting of San Francisco liberals. When the polls suggested he wasn't appealing to rural voters, his response was to blame them for not seeing how different he was from the likes of Bill Clinton and George Bush, who had let them down. "You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them," he said. "It's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their..."...
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Don’t look now, but Romney is overcoming business as usual from the left, and he is just getting started. The debates are on the way, and while Obama will no doubt prove the most hackneyed whiner of maudlin verbosity, he will sink to an effeminate lump before the manliness of Romney’s superior intellect.
The first thing to do is to ignore ANYTHING the traditional leftist LameStreamMedia has to say. USNWR is leftist. Has been for three decades or more.
I REALLY hope you’re are right....i cannot bear another minute of obama but i got to tell you; i don’t know what Romney is waiting for....i’m watching the Iowa/Central Michigan game on the Big Ten network and 7 minutes into the 4th quarter i’ve already seen 3 BS ads from obama attacking Romney yet not a single Romney ad...remember; this is Big Ten (Mich/Ohio/Wisconsin) territory thats seeing most of these ads...
ditto for many of the college games on ESPN- lots of obama ads nothing from Romney...
“... he will sink to an effeminate lump before the manliness of Romneys superior intellect.”
Too funny! I agree, the debates will such an ass-kicking ~ (Both Prez & VP) will American voters then FINALLY wake up?
Romney is exactly the WRONG person to argue for accomplishment over dependence. He always has been. I NEVER saw how he could win this debate and he has been proving my point by shooting his own side with stupid comments.
Grover Norquist's claim that Rs can put up an empty suit who only needs to be able to veto or sign bills was not thought out.
Mr. President, just what is your Number One Priority, uh! today?
US News and
world report? Are you kidding?
Mort Zuckerman decided to be a Democrat because all his friends were. I wouldn’t believe a word he says.
One should give credit to whom he quotes....
I don’t dispute what you say. He has shot himself in the foot more than I would like. On the other hand, the stooge on the other side has shot himself in the head more times than Romney has shot himself in the foot.
The media slant on things is that Romney has destroyed his chances at being president. Never-mind that Obama has broken every cardinal (electoral) rule known to man by this point. He’s still the great foreign affairs sage, so good with people here at home. Why he’s leading us out of this terrible Bush/Republican recession.
I mean the comedic value of what the media foists off day after day, is priceless. It’s destroying itself.
November 6th, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are going to be elected to be the next team to inhabit the White House. And it’s not even going to be close. And when that happens, the pollsters, the pundits, the DNCp and all it’s many tentacles will be laid bare for all to see.
It’s over DNCp.
I believe we’re going to see a hew and cry for the death of the organizations that have been lying to us. It’s going to be ugly. It’s way past time for it. I’m going to make a point of looking up who advertises on them, and I’m going to make sure they don’t see a dime of my money ever again.
LOL So true...
BTW: That being said, this is going to be a rough next four years. I don’t think Romney is going to represent US. He’s going to represent the Rovian/Cardian/GOPe brand of Republicanism, something so far from our vision that we’ll have to look back to the November 7th news, to remind ourselves which team he was representing.
I don’t care which team is elected, I still expect to see us $25 trillion in debt by 2020.
One almost suspects he’s not saying everything he could, because he doesn’t want to be held responsible when none of it comes true.
If he starts the..., “Well, Obama handed off such a mess”, routine, I’m going to be yelling for a short rope and a high branch.
Obama has even scratched the surface for what’s planned for Myrh Romney ....from the MORMON Planet Kolob in the Constellation Cancer
[He seems to be living in another world, referring to middle income as being in the range of “$200,000 to $250,000,” when the median income is more like $50,000.]
Zuckerman just can’t help himself from spreading lies I guess. Romney never said that. He said middle class is “less than 200,000 to 250,000.”
I might actually buy a copy of the New York Daily News when they come out and endorse Romney. It might tick off some of their readers, but they’ll get some support.
Same recycled BS from you.
“Grover Norquist’s claim that Rs can put up an empty suit who only needs to be able to veto or sign bills was not thought out.”
Grover, Grover, Grover...EVERYthing that is wrong with the GOP...and don’t let that ‘no more tax’ stuff he pushes fool ya...that’s just too keep conservatives on his bandwagon. Curses upon his evil muslim loving soul.
That may be the most painful part of it in November, that this wealth of issues appeared to use against Obama and yet Republicans failed to take advantage of it. Romney's whole plan was to run on nothing and let the economy sweep him into victory. It was to not take any specific positions and to not go after Obama too strongly. You have to beat something with something.
This blame the media stuff is getting old. OK, we know that the media sympathizes with Obama,so then maybe Republicans should NOT assume that they can sale to victory on NOTHING and instead need to run a real race against him.
It's Republicans who are lining up getting on TV critical of Romney and running away from him, many of whom once claimed he was the most electable, You see Dems doing that with Obama?
Speaking of that maybe that's his whole plan, to use the tax issue to force cuts in the military to help his muzzie buddies. Just a thought.
This has pretty much been the pattern since 1988. Bush pulled it off in 1988, and it either hasn't worked since, or has garnered us a national Constitutional moment. And yet, we'll do it again in 2016. Just wait and see.
So what's going on here? Why has the Republican party been the Democrat's Bitch for the last twenty-four years?
Is there a contract out on every family of our Congressional Republicans or what?
You see Dems doing that with Obama?
Nope. The dems to a man/woman follow the script no matter what. Raped women? Who gives a damn? The Democrat party is more important.
Romney is trying to follow a script too but he doesn't understand it enough to pull it off,