In all the blogs and little forums of the left that I look at, I’ve been hearing more and more that Romney is a liar (the worst is that all Mormons are liars), and now Ryan is a liar too.
So who you gonna believe- me or your lying eyes? Looks like another coordinated media rollout of a theme, now that the fringe MSM is picking it up too.
>>...and now Ryan is a liar too.<<
Yes, but not just now. The initial attack on Ryan was to portray him as a liar. This happened almost immediately after Romney picked him, and that portrayal has been spread to all Dems and many Independents, especially in swing states, via commercials, and the equivalent of Dem commercials, MSNBC et al.
Serious question: In a debate, how do you counter the viewer’s opinion going in that you are a liar, that what you say can’t be trusted? I don’t have a good answer to that.
Romney had been portrayed as an ogre, wife-killer, aloof, etc., and all he had to do is show up and be reasonable and, as I believe it was Krauthammer said, poof $150 million in negative ads went up in smoke.
But showing up won’t overcome the liar portrayal, and I’m not sure what will. Yet it’s important to overcome it effectively since, as you pointed out, that’s what they’re trying to hang on Romney now too.
Ironically, it’s the Dems who are usually caught doing the out and out lying, as with the recent Libyan fiasco, but you don’t lose the liar label just by calling the other guy a liar instead.
So, thoughts on how Ryan should address this problem?