Skip to comments.Campaign Insiders 100112 [FOX weekly show w/ Pat Cadell]
Posted on 10/01/2012 8:15:25 PM PDT by JediJones
The Campaign Insiders discuss the state of the race as we turn to the debate. Is the race close enough so that Romney will continue to play it safe?
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Oops. I’m in the middle of the episode right now. Best quote from Pat concerning the Romney campaign, “You can’t be more stupid than they are. It’s impossible.” In reference to the Romney campaigning seemingly ignoring the health care issue in the campaign, the issue that the Republicans won on in 2010.
Caddell’s a goofball. I wish Fox would put Pat Buchanan on one of its weekday shows 5 days a week. No one can match his first-hand knowledge of campaigns past.
I think Romney was waiting for the first debate to come out, before taking harder lines. If he had come out with any hard hitting ads, the media would just explain those ads away.
But it will be harder to explain them away, if Romney unquestionably wins the debates.
Heh, the word “a-hole” came up.
Gerald Celente a trends forecaster and political atheist was asked in summer of 2012 who may win in 2012, he stated Obama. Reason? Human nature of people who live in an entitlement society. They do not want austerity. Look at Europe. If Romney loses, one of the reasons is the Ryan Plan. People in the US are not ready to deal with the deficit. Easy to say harder to do. Cable just did a interview with Ross Perot. When asked if there is hope for the US, Perot points out that the US needs well educated people to deal with the structural problems causing our deficits. Since we do not have well educated people, voters in general will react emotionally.
The only thing I’m not with the “insiders” on are their negativity about Ryan. I think the deficit reduction could be a winning issue if they made it a major plank and spoke about the need for it in very clear, explanatory terms. Break out the charts and graphs in some cases. The fact is, the entitlements are going to go bankrupt if they’re not reformed. There won’t BE any entitlements left for the people who like them if we stay on Obama’s path. Reforming entitlements is PRO-entitlements, status quo is ANTI-entitlements. That’s the message they need to get out.
It should not be that difficult to articulate, since everyone understands concepts like personal bankruptcy and foreclosure when debt gets so big that you can’t pay it off anymore.
I like Buchanan too. He was on Hannity a few weeks ago I think. I don’t think Caddell’s a goofball. I think he’s honest, sincere, passionate and is an unbiased analyst. He’s amusing when he gets flustered sometimes, which is part of what makes watching him enjoyable.
Maybe someone should clue Romney in on something called early voting. People are voting NOW, and have been for several days. Waiting this long to lay out your plan and attack is kinda silly.
Poll Ping related.
Hannity has Buchanan on his radio program more often than his TV show. Always worth a listen.
That has to be to avoid comparisons with Romneycare.
I have to wonder if Romney and the GOP poobahs have determined that it isn't worth it to try to win this. With QE3, I think our fate is sealed economically, so they may be making the calculation that it is better for it to happen on Obama's watch and tie him to it - except that the GOP never does this sort of thing, anyway, since they are a bunch of eunuchs. Regardless, Romney has to get people fired up and wanting to vote Obama out of office now, not two weeks from now.
Agree. While I’m the lone holdout that Romney has not run a bad campaign, solely based on my view that, in fact, the polls are wrong and he probably has a little lead, I agree that the debt and Medicare reform are “big” ideas that Romney can use to position himself as a problem solver.
So explain, so far, in this early itinerary in OH, why Republicans appear to be killing it. Apparently he connected with them.
Care to explain why in OH, if you bother following the early voting thread, the Rs are absolutely killing it, looking like 2010.