Skip to comments.Romney to Outline How He Would Govern
Posted on 09/17/2012 6:56:24 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
WASHINGTON (AP) Mitt Romney will seek this week to explain more about what he would do as president, a strategy shift intended to change the trajectory of a race that President Barack Obama appears to be winning.
Seven weeks before the election, campaign aides say Romney plans to release a new batch of TV ads, re-focus his campaign appearances on his five-point economic plan and make a series of speeches aimed at offering voters a more concrete outline of his plans for the country.
The shift comes as Republicans openly fret about the state of their nominee's campaign and press Romney to give voters a clearer sense of how he would govern. It also comes as polls show Obama with an edge nationally and in key states, and amid reports of infighting at the Boston-based campaign.
The new ads will highlight Romney's plan to create 12 million jobs, cut the deficit and allow the nation to become energy independent. Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Romney's running mate, will focus on the debt and deficit in a series of campaign appearances. It's all aimed at giving voters a clearer picture of what Romney would do as president, advisers said.
With the new push, Romney is looking to put behind him a turbulent week that saw him stumbling to respond to an ongoing crisis in the Middle East. And he's spent hours preparing for debates, mindful that they may be his last best hope of overtaking Obama.
Romney advisers spent the weekend in Boston hashing out a plan to right his struggling campaign. On Monday, top advisers planned to explain how the campaign would change tact as the candidate himself began a major push to Hispanic voters.
The new ads one called "The Romney Plan," the other attacking Obama as bad
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The Disinformation Campaign continues. What are we now, up to 3 different “Romney Shifting” stories this morning???
I’m just amazed that he ever thought the “sit back, smile and wait for Barry to implode” strategy was gonna work.
Hopefully they also have a response team to counter everything obama has to say.
Finally! THAT is what is needed. That is what I wish I would have heard more specifics on at the RNC. We need to offer voters a positive plan that they can take hold of, not just "Obama's bad; vote for me."
“of a race that President Barack Obama appears to be winning”, “Romney is looking to put behind him a turbulent week that saw him stumbling to respond to an ongoing crisis in the Middle East”..., “..The push comes after a new poll by The New York Times and CBS News found that Romney had lost his longstanding edge to Obama on who voters say is most likely to restore the economy and create jobs”, and the best from the website “”[See a collection of political cartoons on Mitt Romney.] So they offer a easy view to negative Romney ads. Nice of them.
The CBS pool they cite was skewed for Democrats (see good article on the Blaze today about the pooling favoring democrats).
Man, it is tough to run against the entire news complex (even the WSJ on page one today had a big article on a big rich donor backing Romney. Anything on Soros? Nope!)
He has to get his message out early and often and tell the country what he will do - Not Obama works OK, but need to sell Romney.
Yes, and there seem to be an increasing number of stories focused on this faith. Although the media can spin these as being fair to him, I think it is more likely they are designed to dissuade non-religious ‘moderates’ from voting for him (e.g. ‘he's too religious’, or ‘he'll let his faith determine his decisions as President’), and to potentially divide his base by concentrating on his Mormonism.
They could certainly do pieces about his education, his successful business career etc., but those don't have the same capacity to shift votes away from him - which generally is their goal.
Without communists and Islamists . . .
Damn time we start hitting hard. Outline how we would govern, and also hit Obama as being bad for the economy.
To me Romney is fighting two wars. 1 Obama and his team, and 2 the
I think he is watching how much he reveals pre debates since he knows the MSM will go into attack/defenses mode to protect O.
In 2008 they didn’t want us to know who he was.
In 2012 they don’ t want any focus on how incompetent he is.
"Americans may disagree about how to fix our immigration system, but I think we can all agree that it is broken," Romney will say.
In excerpts of his speech released by his campaign, Romney did not get into the specifics of how he would patch up a deep divide between Democrats and Republicans on the approach to repairing the U.S. immigration system.
Simple. There will be no "deep divide" to deal with, once the Democrats are reduced to minorities in both the House and the Senate.
I am tilting at windmills but I hate when politicians make promises like that. It just feeds the perception that politicians are gods who can control these things.
Biased indeed! This Kasey Hunt (co-author of this piece) was on a FoxNew panel in which she just couldn’t depart from the meme that Romney’s remarks challenging the Obama Admin’s take on those riots were ill-timed, and unpresidential. She refused to address the other issues she was being questioned on: what about Obama’s policies? What about the Obama Administration’s reaction (16 hours late, still apologizing, etc. etc.). She JUST COULDN’T LEAVE the “Mitt made a huge mistake” talking point.
I’m surprised that I never see any Romney ads at all anymore. Yet I see that damn Clinton ad for Obama all the time. It’s a waste of money for the Obama campaign since Obama has no chance of winning here in WV. I know Romney will win this state but I’m still surprised that there are no ads at all for him anymore.
I want to hear more of what Romney has to say about what he would/will do as president.
At least Romney realizes now he is getting slaughtered badly so far. But you can only change direction so many times. I fear it’s too late.
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