Right on, right on.
The consultancy class picked Connie Mack in FL, George Allen in Virginia, Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin. We’ll ignore all those, just like we’ll ignore the same people picking Charlie Crist in 2010 and others. They deflect blame and point to Akin, who was the Huckabee pick. They point to Mourdock in Indiana who was already a state-wide elected official. He stepped in it, but he was hardly unqualified or ill-prepared.
I ended up being impressed with much of Romney’s performance in the campaign, but the strategy was pure consultancy class....don’t offend, don’t attack, act reasonable and moderate, and you’ll win disaffected voters. The opposite happened. The disaffected voters got inundated with negatives from the other side and ran right back to them with their vote.
Our party performed at it’s best in the Lee Atwater years. They returned to win in the Gingrich years of the 90s, and then again in 2010 when the grassroots drove the message. At all other times, the DC brains arrogantly take the wheel and run us right off the road.
It is because those people in the DC beltway are all liberals, fact.
Doesn’t matter if they say they are R’s or on our side. Most of those people hate Republicans and just look at them as clients, clients whom they actively- if cunningly- sabotage with glee.
It is like hiring a top-notch Silicon Valley tech firm to build your conservative site’s/digital presence’s website and or technology tools. They are all liberals, they are going to build you crap that doesn’t work and has all kinds of back-doors. Why would you ever go to anyone you KNOW despises you for a quality product?????
The same with the consultants.