Skip to comments.Obama: You know, that John McCain was pretty reasonable compared to Romney
Posted on 05/14/2012 6:59:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Via BuzzFeed, heres O hitting the eternal Democratic talking point that Republicans who no longer pose a threat to them were pretty sensible in hindsight but the new guy who might just beat them at the polls is the most radical wingnut yet.
One thing both campaigns can agree on this year: Neither wants the public to perceive Romney as another McCain. Many of the current [Romney] strategy discussions are centered on not falling into the traps McCain did: looking wobbly as a leader and weak on the economy in the final weeks of the campaign. The private discussions include ruling out any vice presidential possibilities who could be seen as even remotely risky or unprepared; wrapping the entire campaign around economic issues, knowing this topic alone will swing undecided voters in the final days; and, slowly but steadily, building up Romney as a safe and competent alternative to President Barack Obama
McCain officials said they ran a traditional V.P. search process for months long list, short list, extensive vetting but it broke down at the end when the senator decided he was far enough behind that he had to shake up the race. But a Republican official familiar with the Romney campaigns thinking says the vice-presidential search will be more rigorous, and likely produce a candidate a lot less flashy than McCains running mate, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
If not [Sen. Rob] Portman [R-Ohio], [former Minnesota governor Tim] Pawlenty, [Indiana governor Mitch] Daniels some other incredibly boring white guy, the official said. If there was a fourth name on the list, its [Virginia Gov.] Bob McDonnell.
Yeah, I would bet that thats how theyre leaning. Between the economy and now Romneys apparent advantage on the gay-marriage issue, his teams strategy is obvious: Take no risks. Keep your head down and let unemployment and SSM turn the election into as pure a referendum on Obama as possible. The incredibly boring white guy strategy is part of that insofar as it keeps the spotlight on O to the greatest extent possible. Exit question: What nice things about Romney will the next Democratic nominee be saying circa 2016 or 2020 in order to demonize the then-current GOP nominee? E.g., Say what you will about Mitt Romney but he was no ideologue. He passed universal health care in Massachusetts. He believed in making government work, not in tearing it down. Compare that to Marco Rubio/Paul Ryan/Chris Christie/Bobby Jindal/Your Candidate Here.
Romney might be a socialist slut but he’s not feeble-minded like McCain. And that has the socialist shemale worried.
McCain wasn’t losing when he selected Palin. In fact, he had been running a fairly good campaign over the summer. They had some great ads posing Obama as a ‘celebrity’ and the message worked pretty well until the financial collapse.
Oh really? On what planet? Well take a look at The graph on this page. You can drag your mouse across it to see the actual numbers. Mccain had been well below Obama in the polls since late April, early May. Palin was announced to the world in late August. Within a couple of days, McCain's number started going up and Obama's numbers started to go south. Within one week of Palin being announced, McCain was at the highest point in the polls of his entire campaign. Unfortunately, shortly after that, the Financial crisis began to take hold and the rest is history.
Perhaps McCain was running a fairly competent campaign in the early stages - I mean he hadn’t endorsed Obama yet so that was a plus; but to suggest he wasn’t running from a disadvantaged position is absurd.
Barf. No, they both really suck.
I hope Romney sticks it so far up
Obama’s arse that even he is uncomfortable.
Wow, I actually found something to agree with that Crap-Filled Communist about.
Translation: McCain was a bumbling idiot and easy to beat - Romney seems to be posing a threat.
And Romney actually appears to want the job, something that was never particularly clear with McCain.
That’s part of our problem - people want the job.
It’s one of the reason I liked Fred Thompson.
McCain showered down on his staffers who wanted to highlight baraq’s middle name.
McCain told the world that we have nothing to fear from Senator Obama.
McCain rolled and folded and for that he got to keep his senate seat.
When Palin got aggressive against obama, she was to told to ramp it down. Bet she was frustrated as hell.
Where has he been since obama was coronated?
The Rino has been silent.
Looks a lot like a deal was made and mccain went along with it.
Not clear? I am almost completely convinced that he was specifically recruited to throw the election, on purpose.
And that he was happy to comply.