Skip to comments.GOP Campaign Consultants Badly Hurt Mitt Romney's Campaign
Posted on 11/06/2012 7:48:33 PM PST by Moseley
Mitt Romney failed to convince the voters that he would be better than Barack Obama -- because he never tried. Simply saying that Obama didn't improve the economy is not a logical argument. Voters are smart enough to ask the other side of the question: Would you, Mitt Romney, be any better? Yes, Obama has been a disappointment. But does it logically follow that Mitt Romney is necessarily a better choice?
Unfortunately, Romneys Presidential campaign (meaning the campaign consultants who usually ruin the Republican Party) ran a campaign on the strategy of saying nothing more than
Him bad! Me no him!
A year ago Mitt Romney had tons of money and knew that the economy would be the #1 issue and would decide the election, if properly played.
So it is great that only a few days before the election 673 economists endorse Mitt Romneys economic plan.
But why wouldnt a campaign with plenty of money put that in motion up 8 to 10 MONTHS ago?
Mitt Romney has never tackled the most crucial question of the entire election:
Sure, Barack Obama has not fixed the economy, but should we take a chance on you the Republican and the risk that you mght make things WORSE?
If you are a voter who is hurting, youre not happy with your life under Obama. But can you take a chance on the economy getting even worse if Republican policies would cause a re-run of the 2008 economic crash.
Cheerleaders for the establshment Repulicans fail to understand:
If you are a voter struggling with this economy, you survived (almost) one economic crash. You cannot afford to risk another economic crash. So if there is even the slightest chance that Republican policies might cause another crash, a rational voter would choose a bad Obama over a worse Romney (as they might perceive it).
Republican political gurus have run away from the issue, because they always run away from every issue and have the spines of wet linguni, for the last 4 years.
Well, now that negligence and cowardice is coming home to roost.
Republican gurus allowed Democrats to get away with bald-faced lies about what caused the Democrat-inspired economic crash in 2007 and 2008. EXIT POLLS RIGHT NOW are showing that a majority of those showing up to vote blame the bad economy on George Bush. That is very bad news for Romney, because it gives a clue to WHO is turning up to vote.
I have been in those meetings with self-proclaimed campaign experts when they wring their hands and squirm in their seats and wet their pants over the prospect of EXPLAINING something decisively and forcefully to the voters, countering Democrat lies, and taking a stand on anything. They think they are brilliant and clever by saying absolutely nothing of substance in a campaign.
While Mitt Romney has dramatically over-performed early expectations of him as a perceived establishment Republican, his actual campaign apparatus has struggled under the albatross of traditional Republican mistakes.
The blame game begins, and early.
agree with this 1000%....this goes for most of the senate races the GOP has blown this evening as well...
I dont fault Romney for what is happening here..Bill O Reilly is a douche bag he is absolutely right about one very important thing..America has changed..its not the country that it once was..its all about FREEBIES instead of FREEDOM..when you have half the country collecting some kind of Govt assistance, your pretty much screwed. Its time to face the facts that America is now no different than Cuba, Venezuela, or Greece
The feckless fool Mitt Romney is to blame. Any chance we can now stop listening to “conservative pundits” like they know something? Probably not. Conservatism is a frog on a slowly warming hot plate.
Well, now those voters will see what a real Depression looks like.
When given the choice between socialism and socialism light, the voters choose socialism.
I agree with your post.
Obama took the '47%' tape and beat the hell out of it.
Mitt needed to do the same thing, and he didn't...with any of Obama's gaffes...
Chris Christy your an Ass
But the Republican party does need to do more to get competitive with the demographics that are now doing us in.
Forget blaming Romney. A majority of voters just chose a communist dictatorship.
Prepare for resistance or martyrdom.
We also - based on what I saw today - have a TON of people who are recent arrivals to this country who, like unions and other Democrats, are interested in what the country can do for them. They do not get a lump in their throat at the movie 1776. They likely know little of our founding. We all came from somewhere, but my German great-grandmother wanted to assimilate. I don’t see that now. This new majority gives me the creeps. It will take from this country until it breaks. Then what?
Everyone knows the horrors of Obamacare..I dont think that if Romney had brought it up more it would have made any difference..people either love it or hate it its that simple..the problem is that when you have 50 percent of Americans receiving Govt goodies, they are slaves to the Dem party..that is what Obama meant in that video that was shown on Fox News, where he said that the more Govt freebies you give people, you have a permanent Democrat Society..add 12 million plus more illegals who will get Amnesty..and you have a permanent Democrat base
ROMNEY DID HIS PART.
It appears voters FAILED to do theirs. Clearly the country is somewhere else from where conservative mythology would have you believe.
For years I've said if he were John McCain or John F Kerry, reelection would not be in the cards but Obama's "historical nature" was a grand wildcard.
I heard someone say at work if we can suffer eight years of Bush we can suffer eight of Obama. Of course that's entirely naive and deeply moronic but the people who live and breathe politics and news analysis don't have votes that count more than those who don't.
There are rumors my employer will follow Darden Restaurants (Red Lobter's owen) and cap all hours at 29 per week in response to ObamaCare starting in January. People who count on working "as needed" by the operation to survive and already struggle will find themselves drowning.
If the GOP couldn’t beat this guy with all the money and allies it had it needs to die. As quickly as possible. And allow a functional party to replace
I know exactly what Rush Limbaugh will say about this failure: once again, the establishment Republicans pushed a candidate who wasn’t conservative enough.
Mitt Romney is socialism lite. He never governed as a conservative.
Too bad we didn’t have Sarah Palin.
Yeah, Romney wasn’t a bad candidate at the end and a good man.
We are losing Senate races right and left in red and swing states tonight.
We’ve got to change the message and find better Senate candidates.
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