Skip to comments.Voters: Yeah, We Really Don't Care What Romney Did In High School
Posted on 05/23/2012 2:24:18 PM PDT by Kaslin
The best part? This poll was commissioned by the very newspaper that ran the now-infamous 5,500-word 'bully' story on its front page a few weeks ago. Sorry, WaPo -- voters aren't buying what you're selling. Hit piece fail:
Most Americans by far dismiss the relevance of accusations that Mitt Romney bullied a high-school classmate, calling it off-point in the election debate – and indicating they’d say the same about Barack Obama’s behavior as a high-school student, as well. Three-quarters in this ABC News/Washington Post poll say the account of Romney’s high school behavior is not a serious matter, about as many say it doesn’t provide relevant information on his character, and nearly all – 90 percent – say it’s not a major factor in their vote preference.
The public also bristles at the very approach of the press investigating a candidate's teenage exploits, an overwhelming distaste that cuts across partisan lines:
Most Americans, in any case, see the general approach as inappropriate: Seventy-five percent in this poll...say it’s unfair to bring up things a political candidate did in high school. Given the context of the bullying story, 89 percent of Republicans say so; that slips to 73 percent of independents and 66 percent of Democrats. Further, 72 percent think the specific bullying incident, first reported by The Washington Post, does not provide useful information about Romney’s character. That, too, engenders partisan divisions: Almost all Republicans (94 percent) think the incident isn’t relevant; 71 percent of independents and 59 percent of Democrats agree.
Incidentally, this data is mined from the same national survey that gave Democrats a ludicrous ten point sample advantage, resulting in The One's thin lead over Romney. So the public's rejection of the Post's advocacy journalism is probably even more comprehensive than even the 90 percent (!) figure indicates. With the Obama campaign's Bain crusade backfiring, the press is going to have to dig harder to help sink Romney. Their failure to accomplish this task thus far clearly isn't due to lack of effort. Come on, guys, the American people demand more hot scoops on Ann Romney's former horses, the Romney family's Irish Setter circa 1983, and the actions of rogue Mormon militias in the mid-19th Century.
Why should it matter what Romney did in High School if it doesn’t matter what Hussein did.
In High School AND College.
But it's on his Permanent Record!!
I don’t know what the fools at WaPo were thinking when they decided to run with this one.
I won’t say that everyone has skeletons in their high school or college closets, but a sizable percentage do — and those who don’t have actual skeletons probably have a few things they are ashamed of that they were never caught doing.
Yeeesh! Kids are kids!
This shows that voters are no longer easily manipulated by leftmedia spin and specious attacks on Romney’s character. The media’s blatant advocacy for Obama and left-wing political/social causes are taking their toll on the power of the media to swing an election. Not a moment too soon.
Timing was also suspect.
Unless I see evidence to the contrary, I think the article was fiction through and through.
Nobody cared what Clinton did.
Nobody cared what G. W. Bush did.
Nobody cared what Obozo did.
Why did they think anybody would care what Romney did?...........
“This shows that voters are no longer easily manipulated by leftmedia spin”
Let’s not go completely overboard now.
What if you publish a “hit piece” and nobody cares?
Ostrich egg on your face! Ha ha!
The media has to go back 47 years to find dirt on Romney, but won’t look to yesterday on obama.
One thing Newt Gingrich did that worked was he treated the media as part of the obama campaign.
Hope Romney understands that he will have to do that for the rest of the campaign.
He will have to put the obama media down at every chance and remind the American people of their out in the open bias.
Either McCain was too stupid to realize it or he was in on the deal.