Romney Recipe For Failure: Making Nice With Obama
August 27, 2012 2 Comments
A Washington Post-ABC poll shows Romney ahead by 1 point, 47-46. The nice thing about this poll of registered voters is that is’ +9 Democrat. This means that 9 percentage points more worth of Democrats were polled compared to Republicans. In The Washington Post’s dream universe only 22% of the electorate will be Republican. Keep in mind the 2008 Democrat landslide was only +7 for the Dems, 2010 was even when the GOP won big. This election won’t be + 7 for the Democrats, much less +9. Nevertheless, this poll is important because despite the fact that it over samples independents and Democrats (only when compared to Republicans) Romney is still up by 1 point. The polls have tightened over the last month.
This week the Republicans will be holding their Convention. You would think this would present the GOP with an excellent opportunity to hammer Obama and introduce Mitt Romney to the nation. Unfortunately according to Romney the theme of the Convention is going to be “that Obama is a nice guy but he’s incompetent.” We all understand that Romney is going to try to portray himself as a sunny optimist ala Ronald Reagan. But who is he kidding when he suggests Obama is a nice guy? This is a President who has allowed his campaign to call Romney a felon, a tax cheat and a wife murderer. This is a President who has called Republicans “the enemy.” He’s a nice guy? You’ve got to be kidding me.
Once again the Republicans just don’t get it. It all begins with their ridiculous decision to hold their convention in Florida during hurricane season when they could just as easily have held it in Columbus or Cincinnati and achieved the same goal. Now they’re going to play nice with the Democrats while Joe Biden threatens to come to town and the President calls our candidate an extremist on the even of the Convention. Who wants to bet the farm that Romney and Ryan will be nowhere near North Carolina next week? In fact, why wants to bet the farm that the two of them law low during the Democrats Convention?
There are no friends in politics, there is no loyalty. These bygone traditions of making nice with the other party have long since fallen by the wayside, if they ever existed. After all, FDR had dozens of Republican newspaper men thrown in jail for “tax” evasion during the 30′s. All the while Republicans tried to make nice with the Democrats. Johnson called Goldwater an extremist, Carter called Reagan dangerous and George W. Bush has been called everything from a maniacal war criminal to a moronic monkey who does what his daddy tells him to do. Why the Republicans continue to try to play nice with the Democrats is beyond my comprehension.
Romney and Ryan need to do two things this week. They need to attack Obama’s failures as President and they need to offer a solution. They can’t play nice with this President because he’s sitting on ads showing Romney beating puppy dogs while Ryan throws dozens of grandmas over the cliff after they’ve had a last meal of Alpo. Romney/Ryan need to hammer home Obama’s $700 billion in Medicare cuts, they need to hammer home the failed $800 billion stimulus and the need to nail the $5 trillion+ in new debt and the yearly $1 trillion deficits. Then they need to offer their solution of Obamacare repeal, permanent tax cut extensions and plans to save Medicare all while fostering economic growth. The middle class is struggling, Obama has been a disaster for us. Romney needs to attack Obama’s absolute failure as President, not make nice with him.