We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
...what Obama wasn't able to make stick to Romney with Bain, Romney intends to make stick to Obama with Solyndra -- define him as a reckless job killer who squanders our money for his own personal and political gain. And from where I stand, this is working , mainly because everything Romney is saying is 100% true. Which brings me back to the media.
The reason the use of the media is so crucial in this ad is because the Romney campaign obviously learned much from 2008 and therefore understands that in order to protect Obama, the media has devised any number of ways to kill narratives damaging to Their Precious One. Phony fact-checkers like Politifact come to mind.
Clinton, unlike Cory Booker, is not spankable by the O team. In fact, Team Clinton, still the de-facto heads of the Dem party, has carefully announced that it's OK not to pin your future on Obama. That is politically devastating, I think.
Romney is a JFK-era Democrat. Or, you could argue, a JFK-era Repub. They weren't all that far apart, back then. Back then, the federal government did not play such a large role in daily life, and did not aspire to it so it did not matter too much.
Does Obama have any friends at all? I mean, besides the notably unappealing David Axelrod who is a guy who makes you want to take a shower after listening to him, and government union thugs who will expect to be paid off, Chicago-style?
Junkie ... loved your comment on David Axelrod, who embodies all of the less pleasant more dishonest qualities of liberal academics. The re-election strategy he and his minions have developed for Obama is notoriously thugly, The Democrats are just hitting their stride now and it's only going to get worse. If they are foolish enough to get crosswise with Bill Clinton [and I think they are] there will be blood.
To be fair to liberal academics, I'm not aware that Axelrod is or ever was one. I mean if he's got some sort of substantial academic background, it's barely visible through the greasy patina laid down on 'im by full time party flackitude.
Heck, I'm not sure it's even fair to Liberals. He's just a dedicated weasel for power. Not sure the flavor of power would have ever really mattered to him.
Why yes, Obama has tons of friends. Most Catholics, most Jews, all black voters except for those two guys over there, most Hispanics, all government workers, and all of the folks who collect government benefits and want to keep collecting them. If Romney wants to beat Obama, he better get his a*s in gear. Romney has himself an uphill climb and from where I'm sitting, and he ain't even sweating yet.
Seems to me Romney is on point. Let the Dems realize that the ship is sinking. The turn on Obama will happen quick as they try to survive. The real moment will be when Obama's grades suddenly appear, especially if they show a less than stellar student. It'll set up we was scammed meme.
It a long slow play with persistent pokes that keep people thinking.
Especially, if they are thinking, I didn't leave the Democratic party, the Leftists stole it.
Folks do you forget how Hard-Assed the Romney campaign was with the R's? Bammy hasn't seen the face of the Hammer yet. Sit back and enjoy the ride. It will be a Rat Killin' like no repub has ever tried....
Whatever happened to the Presidential Cabinet members? As long as I can remember politics, in the news it was always about how the President would meet with his Cabinet, yadda, yadda, yadda. The Cabinet was the big supporter of the President and his policies; the spokespersons and the extra faces that would be out there speaking on his behalf. Obama.has.no.Cabinet.speaking.for.him.
PS. Any Romney staff reading this, please make hay over Obama's use of Czars... using Soviet style governing is icky.