Skip to comments.The Obama Tapes that Can Bring Romney Victory
Posted on 10/10/2012 11:58:58 PM PDT by neverdem
Elections are less likely to be decided by debates than by a handful of images engraved in voters' minds. The possibility persists that President Obama might win this battle of images -- and thus the election -- by relentlessly depicting Mitt Romney as rich, out of touch, and uncaring, a caricature amplified by endless repetition of Romney's "47 percent" tape by the Obama campaign, with ample help from his devoted media.
On September 25, for example, long after it was news, all three networks reported on how the damaging video simply won't go away (no doubt because they won't stop showing it). They magnified its effect in various ways: showing Obama mocking Romney's comment in a speech, showing Romney being interrogated about it, and reporting that Obama ads about the video are being run in swing states, as an excuse to show it yet again. The media's brazenness reached a new level when, a mere hour after the October 3 debate, Nightline showed the video repeatedly, no doubt having expected Obama to have mentioned it. The next day, the NBC, ABC, NBC, and PBS evening news featured the Romney tape in reporting the "news" that Obama surprisingly had not brought it up. (Romney's recent declaration that his comment was "completely wrong" is unlikely to make a difference in coverage by a media that is determined to defeat him.)
Yet the attacks can be overcome and the media filter can be bypassed. Just as Romney's use of ruthlessly negative ads knocked Gingrich and Santorum out of the primaries, defeating Obama requires countering the 47 percent video with far more devastating tapes in which Obama has been revealed...
At the top of the list is the chilling video of Obama whispering secret assurances of future flexibility to former Russian President Medvedev...
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
I’ll be so glad when this election is over.
Yes, I think it is way past the time we should be molly coddling Obama and the networks.
Let ‘em have both barrels.McCain refused and lost badly to Obama.Mitt should not make that mistake. Sarah Palin most assuradly would not.
The Obama -Medvedev tape would devestate, as it should.
Well, these are a handful of mine...
Oh, what the heck... A couple more can't hurt...
It's almost too late already -- less than four weeks to go.
You'd think if Romney had had any plans to emphasize any of these arguments, he'd have been advertising them since the convention. He let all of September and now nearly half of October go by. I don't think he's going to call Obama on even 1/4 of the stuff we here would call him on.
Yet the attacks can be overcome and the media filter can be bypassed. Just as Romney’s use of ruthlessly negative ads knocked Gingrich and Santorum out of the primaries, defeating Obama requires countering the 47 percent video with far more devastating tapes in which Obama has been revealed...
Romney doesn’t have the stomach to go ruthlessly negative on a fellow liberal. That treatment is reserved for decent Americans.
:”Romney doesnt have the stomach to go ruthlessly negative on a fellow liberal. That treatment is reserved for decent Americans.”
...so we can get back to full time working for the Government...
53% of us anyway...
Indiana's going NUTS! with negative ads for the governor and Senate races!
There is hardly ANY room on TV for Andy Mohr Ford commercials!
Right now, the far more important tape is the BenghaziGate tapes. Networks are really screaming that they have been betrayed by the Obama administration... and this close to the election, that is a bad sign for them.
I believe that this issue is going to sink -bama, and along with him, Hillary and all her future ambitions.
The Zippy campaign ad where we hear Romney talking about the 47% - I’m not sure it helps Zippy as much as he thinks it does. In fact, I think it may be helpful to Romney.
Here’s my view:
First of all, I actually think it’s not 47% but some smaller number. If Romney is right about the this group, whatever the percentage, this will make no difference to them anyway. Those who feel the same way Romney does, and there are MANY of us, are even more inclined to vote for Romney.
One reason I think the percentage is less than 47 is that I believe many people are on the edge and don’t like to think of themselves as victims or needy or unproductive or unemployed. Under the current administration and in this economy, accepting money from the government is their best option. While there are many people who are more than happy to live their lives on handouts, there are many more who would love to have other options. They see Romney as a path to opportunity and productivity.
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