Skip to comments.Combative Romney Team Hits Obama Coast-to-Coast
Posted on 05/31/2012 12:21:51 PM PDT by kristinn
it intends to fight the guerilla warfare of a presidential campaign with a new aggressiveness and combativeness.
The first signal came in Boston, where top Obama adviser David Axelrod organized an anti-Romney event on the steps of the Massachusetts state house. The event, which Team Obama wanted to keep under wraps until shortly before it happened, was to feature remarks from Axelrod and Democratic state officeholders who would attack Romney's record as governor from 2003 to 2007. But it didn't work out as planned.
First, word of the event leaked last night, and the Romney campaign quickly scheduled an event of its own at the state house about an hour before Axelrod's. Then, when Democrats began speaking, a crowd of about 100 Romney workers, supporters, and volunteers showed up to chant, shout, and heckle the speakers every step of the way. The protesters shouted "Solyndra!" and "Where are the jobs?" and "Mitt, Mitt, Mitt!" while Democrats gamely attacked Romney's tenure as governor.
"I get tweets from some of these folks, so I feel close to them," Axelrod lamented at one point. At another, he said simply, "Look, this is the great pageant of democracy." In the end, the Obama event was overshadowed by the loud, aggressive Romney forces.
It was the kind of tactic that is usually repaid in kind on the campaign trail, and it seems likely -- certain, actually -- that Romney surrogates, and perhaps Mitt Romney himself, will soon face similar actions at their events. But Romney aides aren't worried, saying what they did was both payback and a message.
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Seems someone grew a pair!
Can't stand Romney ..... but I have to confess that the 'nasty streak' he & his folks exhibited during the primaries is coming in handy against the ultimate 'nasties': Obama/Axelrod, et al.
Not a huge fan of the Mittster as you know, but when was the last time we had a candidate who was willing to take all their stinking Alinskyite crap and shove it right back in their face?
Never so far as I recall. Gotta give him props here.
Rapid and effective....not like John McLame 4 years ago.
Romney’s winning me over. I like the way he punches back...immediately and with no apology. I think Zippy expected McCain II.
We have a candidate who will actually fight fire with fire??
It appears that Romney will not go down the same stupid road that McLame tried. Sounds like the Romney organization will actually get mean and play by the current rules.
I find this story encouraging for two reasons:
1) Unlike McCain, it appears that Romney is not going to be afraid to take on and attack Obama directly and aggressively.
2) I didn't expect that Romney would be calling himself conservative in the general election (as opposed to the Republican primary). While I don't believe that makes him a conservative, it does suggest that he thinks taking conservative positions will help him in the general election. Sure, he will go which ever way the political winds blow, but it does appear that he recognizes that conservative positions might help him win the election. So that might at least steer him in the right direction.
We'll see, but as I say, I find it a little bit encouraging at this point.
The more aggression that Romney will display prior and during the elections, the better his chances to win the nomination.
The nation wants and needs an aggressive leader and not some wishy-washy spineless occupant of the WH.
Hey Mitt, stop looking pretty, but let the nation hear “clank-clank” coming out of your britches when you walk. We are sick of nice guys in the GOP.
Romney wants to win, McLame laid down.
mittens is going to destroy obama
At least our Socialist 0bamney will not roll over like McLame.
mittens is going to destroy obamaAs long as the GOP nominee doesn't blow bubbles with his drool, he will win the election going away. This one is not hard to predict.
If Mitt can smear Barry half as much as he smeared Newt he wil coast to the victory.
They left my favorite chant out of the story: “Five more months! Five more months!”
I love that Romney had a presser right in front of Solyndra! Bahaha! Put that in your choom pipe POT-US and smoke it!!
By the way, that ‘Five More Months’ makes a hell of a bumper sticker! Buy the package of 5,4,3,2,1 months and get a ‘Now GTF out of our House’ thrown in for free!!
There is plenty of help coming from underground Democrats to undermine Obama, according to the Ulsterman Report, which I love reading for the intrigue and the possibilities.
The White House Insider and the Wall Street Insider may very well be behind some of these extraordinary “heads up” moments the Romney campaign seems to be enjoying, giving Romney this look of sheer clairvoyance and the appearance of tactical genius, superb gamesmanship.
Who of us didn’t think at one time or another that things were so critical, so bad, so already institutionalized by Obama & Pelosi, that it would absolutely require some Democrats to break ranks in order to have the slightest hope to undo tyranny and actually get this Marxist dislodged.
There is much to be appreciated for some clandestine operation should it really exist, to include a few well placed “Brutaie” among the Obama regime. Heck, we may be cussing some of the players right now, but who may be actually the very ones attempting to break down the Obama regime and help dismantle the “fundamental transformation of our nation” agenda.
Who knows? But something looks unusually competent here and there, even in liberal media things are loosening up a long the lines of vetting Obama. Very interesting.
Using the left's own tactics against them. Classic.