Mitt Romney’s team seems to have forgotten the old notion that if you aren’t punching your opponent in the eye, it’s your own eye absorbing incoming blows.Editor's comment - My sentiments precisely. Ditch the Karl Roves, Bill Kristols, and George Wills in the GOP leadership, and replace them with the John Zieglers, Ann Coulters, Michelle Malkins, Sarah Palins, Larry Klaymans, and Rick Reeds of the world. Time to get downright nasty with these Democrat fucks.
Where were the sharp contrast ads aimed at Obama? We all saw plenty of women sitting around the table smartly musing about the economy, but where were the attack ads demonstrating that Obama’s far-left ideology is robbing us of energy independence? Where were the ads belittling Obama for playing golf more than 100 times while the country teetered on the brink of another recession? Where were the ads based on interviews with college seniors anxious about the lack of jobs and career opportunities?
Every winning presidential campaigner in recent memory — George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — was unafraid to launch blistering, sharp-edged ads that took aim at their opponents, while simultaneously crafting positive biographical narratives about themselves that tied into their policy philosophies. Mitt Romney, an exceedingly fine man, did neither.
Before we get too “sophisticated” in our analysis of what went wrong in 2012, perhaps it is as simple as we played nice and the other guys didn’t.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
2004 Swiftboat ad producer says Romney campaign just wasn't tough enough
Excerpted, column, Rick Reed, Daily Caller, "Maybe the Romney campaign was just too nice":