Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mitt Romney Is A Terrible Candidate (And His Campaign Staff Isn't Too Hot Either)


One thing we've always been able to count on is ferocious message discipline from the GOP.  The Romney campaign and Romney himself are simply all over the map.

This was a problem with McCain, too, and to some degree it represents the problems guys like Romney and McCain have.  Both men probably believe in certain things that they have to bury in order to represent the GOP.  And since that's tough to maintain, you wind up careening all over the place like McCain did in 2008 and Romney's Etch-A-Sketch in 2012.  Santorum would have been consistent and on-message, because he actually believes the crap he's talking about.

Of course, the example above IS something Mitt believes deeply, so the ineffectual response to attacks on Bain is just mystifying.

It's also worth noting that when Obama's surrogate went off message on the Sunday morning Snooze shows, it has consumed all the oxygen in the room.  But the GOP simply wanders around saying, "You can't talk about Bain, unless you're talking about Bain."  IOKIYAR.

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