Romney Campaign Incompetence Will Lead To Obama Victory
September 17, 2012 25 Comments
There was a time just a few weeks ago where I would have suggested Mitt Romney had a 50% chance of winning. At this point it’s become abundantly clear he isn’t going to win. As usual the Republicans picked a wimp candidate, a moderate of course, who has no chance of winning. It seems we Republicans will never learn our lesson. The voting public will always pick an authentic liberal Democrat over a moderate Republican who pretends to be conservative. Ford, Bush 41 once we figured out he was a moderate, Dole, McCain and now Romney. The conservatives, Reagan and Bush, won.
Mitt Romney is a wimp. Oh yes, he tried to be forceful last week after the Muslims started attacking our Embassy’s. Then the Obama press went into overdrive attacking Romney while ignoring Obama’s foreign policy blunders. The result? We haven’t heard from Romney since. He’s been cowed into silence. He’s made no statements of any importance, is he even campaigning? Nearly a week has gone by and we’ve heard nothing from the Republican Presidential candidate. Mind you we’re only seven weeks before an election. To say nothing of Paul Ryan, who has all but disappeared since the GOP Convention. Where are these people? Are they doing anything?
Where was Romney last week when our credit rating was cut again? He issued a bland press release but did he say much of anything? If he said something the press ignored it and/or it was another throw away applause line in a mediocre speech. Romney needs to make forceful statements, he needs to be holding major speeches. You know, the kind where he puts on a tie and acts all Presidential. The middle east is falling apart and our credit rating is cut yet we hear nothing from Romney in nearly a week because the press attacked him last time he criticized Obama. How is this going to lead Romney to victory?
Unfortunately the Romney plan seems to be spending a fortune on ads and hoping they’ll do the trick. It seemed to work in the primary where he was able to define all of his opponents as a conservative heretic, which was always rich coming from the not conservative candidate. Obama however can’t be defined by Romney. He’s the President, we already know who he is and we have a good idea what his record is. Romney needs to make the case for himself both in speech and in advertisement. Yet he never does that. He never touts his own plans, he never offers his Obamacare alternative, he never explains in detail what he’ll do in the middle east. He never says anything about himself, other than his stellar Bain Capital and Olympic leadership a decade ago. That isn’t going to cut it.
Politico is reporting that there is all out war between Romney staffers. That comes as no surprise. From the Paul Ryan selection on this campaign has unraveled, it’s been all over the place. The final night of the GOP Convention should have signaled there was a problem. The Clint Eastwood speech was a mess and it took away from Romney’s speech. The candidate’s speech didn’t offer any substance. Put together and it should have been clear there was a problem. Whether it was infighting or incompetence, there was a problem and it was evident. Since the Convention all Romney has done is come out forcefully on the middle east last week before becoming silent thanks to a one sided, conspiring press corp. That is evidence of the infighting in action as we have two very different responses to the same issue and a very weak looking candidate.
If the GOP cannot win this election then they need to get out of the business of politics. We have a President who has presided over the worst economy since the Depression, we have 23 million unemployed, a national debt that has increased $5 trillion in four years, 47 million Americans on food stamps, taxmageddon staring us down on January 1st all while the middle east and Obama’s foreign policy blowing up in our faces. If the GOP can’t win against this President then they can’t win period. The establishment gave us Mitt Romney, just like they gave us John McCain in 2008. When Romney loses, and unless things change dramatically he will lose, it will be on the establishment to explain to us why they forced such a pathetic candidate on us.