Romney campaign ready to hit back against Bain attacks by calling Obama a liar

posted at 4:50 pm on July 9, 2012 by Allahpundit

I hope it works, but c’mon. If there’s a swing voter out there who doesn’t know The One’s a liar by now, he/she’s probably unpersuadable.

In a conference call Monday morning, senior staff said Romney’s surrogates would stop shying away from the word “lie” in responding to Democrats’ attacks on his business record, and plan to go on TV to call Obama a “liar,” the source said.

“They are very fed up with these attacks,” said the source…

“The feeling was that nobody is watching this right now,” said the source. “They had a time frame to respond to the Bain attacks… But today the counterattack with the surrogates is going to begin.”

Gallup’s new swing-state poll finds Obama up by two points, thanks in part to his ad blitz. Among those who say that a campaign commercial has changed their mind about a candidate, 76 percent say they support The One versus just 16 percent who say they support Romney. (Nine percent of independents say their minds have been changed by an ad.) That’s higher than I would have guessed, frankly; this National Journal piece from a few days ago argues compellingly that ad buys are overrated in presidential campaigns, notwithstanding the apparent effect that Obama’s Bain-bashing is having. There’s too much information about the candidates already out there. To move the needle, you need to find something negative about the other guy that voters have somehow missed and hammer it into their heads. That’s easier for Team Hopenchange than for Team Mitt, obviously, because Romney’s still an unknown quantity to some voters.

That said, I think Mark Halperin’s right that if the Dems are trying to make this Romney’s “swift boat,” they’ll have a tougher time than the GOP did eight years ago. Slightly tougher:

The Swift Boat line of attack went along the info-news conveyor belt from some limited paid media and a book, to right-leaning earned media, to cable news, to the broadcast networks and major print publications. So far, that hasn’t happened with the Obama attack. New media allows the Democrats on their own to spread the message through literally hundreds of platforms, but that doesn’t mean it will take over big-time earned media and dominate the campaign discourse, the way Swift Boats did.

The Swift Boat story was infused with a lot of emotion, for the accusers, for Kerry, and for many of the senior media decision makers of the time who had Vietnam-era ties. Emotion drives a lot in politics. At this point, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of genuine emotion involved in any part of the Romney story. (Except for Ben LaBolt’s obvious outrage.)

The Swift Boat story discombobulated Kerry for all sorts of reasons. After stumbling on these issues during the Republican nomination fight, Romney lately seems unfazed by new attacks on how he made and consolidated his wealth.

What are the odds that the outsourcing attacks will “take over big-time earned media and dominate the campaign discourse” if Obama falls a few points behind and looks to be in real jeopardy of losing in September? And as for Romney being unfazed, that’s true — but should he be? His campaign seems to have calculated that it’s still too early to worry about these attacks and that he’s doing just fine in the polls thus far. Watch Bill Kristol below on “Fox News Sunday,” though: The question isn’t whether Romney’s within a few points, it’s why he isn’t leading outright as the Obama economy circles the drain in a tightening, accelerating spiral. Team Mitt seems to be banking on 1980 redux, when an avalanche of swing voters finally gave up on Carter and embraced Reagan after the debates. Is there any strong reason to believe that’ll happen again? With Reagan, the concern was that he was too “radical” and maybe too old to be trusted with the presidency. Once voters felt reassured about his competence and vision, they broke. No one’s worried about those things with Romney, though, despite the Democrats’ dumb insistence that he’s the wingnuttiest nominee since Barry Goldwater. Everyone, including his opponents, accepts that he’s sharp, sober, and cautious. He’s presidential material. So what’s going to change after the debates this time?


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….both obama and mittens are liars…..

Pragmatic on July 9, 2012 at 7:35 PM

The irony…..

CW on July 9, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Calling Obama a liar enough times sets up a few strategically placed “there he goes again” retorts.

farsighted on July 9, 2012 at 7:39 PM

The Kennedy’s were/are filthy rich with huge influence, is the Obama campaign now saying JFK was illegitimate as President?

Brit Hume: Media Double Standard On GOP Wealth & Dem Wealth

Video

Brit Hume explains the media’s double standard when it comes to reporting on the wealth of Republicans and the wealth of Democratic politicians.

“It is not surprising to me that Join Kerry’s wealth and the way he lived did not occasion much coverage or interest from the news media in 2004, just as the Kennedy wealth never really occasioned any unfavorable references when the Kennedy family was front and center in American political life,” Hume said on the Tuesday night broadcast of FOX News’ “O’Reilly Factor.”

“It’s just that Democrats with money look different to reporters in the mainstream media than Republicans with money do,” Mr. Hume explained to Bill O’Reilly on FOX News. “And there’s always something, there’s some taint that seems to attach in the minds of journalists to rich Republicans that doesn’t attach to rich liberals. And this Romney versus Kerry example seems to me to carry evidence of that.”

“When a liberal uses his fortune or her fortune to advance liberal causes, that always seems to journalists to be rather benevolent,” Hume explained. “When a conservative is advancing an agenda that has to do with light regulation or lighter regulation and lower tax rates and so forth, I think it strikes a lot of reporters as an effort to simply further their own wealth and those of people like them, and it seems to them not to be a very benevolent mission to be on, and I think that may account for part of it. But there’s no doubt in my mind that what the point you’re making about there being any logical bias is present.”

Speakup on July 9, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Watch Bill Kristol below on “Fox News Sunday,” though: The question isn’t whether Romney’s within a few points, it’s why he isn’t leading outright as the Obama economy circles the drain in a tightening, accelerating spiral. Team Mitt seems to be banking on 1980 redux, when an avalanche of swing voters finally gave up on Carter and embraced Reagan after the debates.

I don’t think Romney needs Bill Kristol telling him to be worried..I am sure he has always been worried about beating Obama…the fact that he has not done things exactly the way Bill thinks he should does not mean he is not worried, he might just have a different strategy…and the truth is that in 1980 Carter was ahead at this point in spite of a really crappy economy and Iran. That did not last ofcourse. But Obama is not exactly home free at this point. Not when he can not even break 50%

Terrye on July 9, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Everyone except the most brainwashed Kool-Ade drinkers know he’s a liar. It’s completely believable to say he lies to you about what he does, he lies to you about me.

From Breitbart:

EXCLUSIVE – CADDELL: Taxes and Trust – The Achilles Heels of Obamacare and Obama

Caddell focuses on ObamaTax, but it has widespread application.

INC on July 9, 2012 at 7:46 PM

“The feeling was that nobody is watching this right now,” said the source.

That’s what Dole said in 1996. Do these idiots ever learn?

rrpjr on July 9, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Well he was a failure in MA. His LBO background almost bankrupted MA. As a LBO specialist, he loaded the state with debt and scrammed after 4 years.

Uppereastside on July 9, 2012 at 7:18 PM

You don’t call Obama a failure for doing much worse to your country.

Chuck Schick on July 9, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I hope it works, but c’mon. If there’s a swing voter out there who doesn’t know The One’s a liar by now, he/she’s probably unpersuadable.

You’ve got to keep reminding them.

Dash on July 9, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Every day there’s a new story about how the IRS is “gearing up” to start jackbooting enforcement of Obamacare.

How dense is Romney? Could the angels of politics have delivered a fatter juicier issue for him right now? Why doesn’t he come out with a one-two attack on Obama for the unholy deceit and tax increases of Obamacare and a pledge to abolish the IRS under his presidency with major tax reform. He could excite conservatives, libertarians and independents at once. Has this guy got some kind of religious proscription against going on the attack?

rrpjr on July 9, 2012 at 7:57 PM

The irony…..

CW on July 9, 2012 at 7:36 PM

another insightful comment from our resident intellectual giant. same stuff. day in day. out. cut and paste cut and past. google. cut and past. perezhilton. cut and paste. thedirty cut and paste

renalin on July 9, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Amazing how many people have been waiting with apparent baited breath for a Romney mistake. The best they can find; he’s not attacking enough.

From May, Barry has:

reversed course on ghey mirage
amnestied 2Mil – until next election
Open 50% of a pipeline
permitted some off-shore drilling to re-start
yelled “Fire” over the student loan rates
Leaked UBL/AQ classified info
ObamaCare

…and now, reigniting the Bush Tax Rates argument.

At the same time, he’s claimed…

W’s at fault for the economy
Vulture Capitalism is anyone who works on Wall St
Overseas bank accounts are akin to the storage house in Raiders

…and Barry’s is either +3, or -1 with the MOE.

And we’re bitching about what Romeny has not done.

As long as Romney starts hammering back on Bain, this week, he’s fine for the debates.

So what else does Barry have left?

Consider if he didn’t win 0Care. He would be coordinating coast-to-coast marches with Van Jones this week.

Romney is playing it close not because he intimidated, but because 0 is a radical. You really do not know what he’s capable of using the bully pulpit for. Alinsky tactics and executive power is a lethal cocktail, and 0 wants a bloody streetfight as a way to consume the MSM narrative.

The Bain message, the Bush Tax Rates, this is all class warfare bait. Romney has to answer it, but not with the standard operating procedures.

budfox on July 9, 2012 at 8:02 PM

The worse freaking trolls I have ever seen. They have now been demoted to 5th tier. Bumbling idiots all of them. And I’m being generous.

Bmore on July 9, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I don’t want to hear that the Zero campaign is misleading us, has been untruthful, or is dishonest. No, Mitt: I want to hear the word LIAR, as in lying sack of leaves, liar liar pants on fire, Barry and Eric Holder are liars, YOU LIE, you get it.

Philly on July 9, 2012 at 8:03 PM

McCain would have KILLED to be in the position Romney has right now.

rob verdi on July 9, 2012 at 6:48 PM

USA Today/Gallup 07/27/08:

Obama 45
McCain 49

Gallup Tracking 07/09/12:

Obama 47
Romney 45

Norwegian on July 9, 2012 at 6:54 PM

He wasn’t talking about the NUMBERS.

riddick on July 9, 2012 at 7:08 PM

His numbers are wrong, too. He is not comparing apples to apples, much less the same dates.

Here are the numbers from Gallup Daily: Election 2008

McCain vs Obama

07/7-9/2008 43 46
07/8-10/2008 42 48
07/9-11/2008 43 47
07/10-12/2008 43 46
07/11-13/2008 43 46
07/12-14/2008 43 47
07/13-15/2008 44 47
07/14-16/2008 44 46
07/15-17/2008 44 45
07/16-18/2008 43 45
07/17-19/2008 42 45
07/18-20/2008 41 47
07/19-21/2008 42 45
07/20-22/2008 42 46
07/21-23/2008 43 45
07/22-24/2008 41 47
07/23-25/2008 41 48
07/24-26/2008 40 49
07/25-27/2008 40 48
07/26-28/2008 41 47

farsighted on July 9, 2012 at 8:06 PM

The way I see it the choice this November is similar to being forced to choose between a hungover fratboy and a convicted child molestor to babysit your kids. Both are cringe inducing. One significantly more so than the other.

Kataklysmic on July 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM

But then you’d just stay home.

Can’t do that here, now.

davidk on July 9, 2012 at 8:07 PM

The MSM seriously underestimates the degree of fear and loathing that Obama has built up for himself with voters who are also sentient beings. The question is how many voters are sentient beings. I’m betting on a landslide’s worth.

claudius on July 9, 2012 at 8:07 PM

hedirty cut and paste

renalin on July 9, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Ah the irony.Coming from you that is seriously effin hilarious.

Seems my barbs do bother you as the truth hurts. Good of you though to stand up for your little butt buddy. Your bunch is funny that way.

You’re as much as loser as the ddrs and the like . You have no life and and a very narrow ability to talk about politics. If it ain’t bashing Romney you wouldn’t even be at this site…well unless SP was running.

CW on July 9, 2012 at 8:11 PM

CW on July 9, 2012 at 8:11 PM

i’ve been doing this for fifty years . your my woman now.

renalin on July 9, 2012 at 8:16 PM

renalin on July 9, 2012

I see I stung you again. This is quite fun .

You’re as simplistic as the come and everyone here knows it. You offer so little yet post so much. Do you really think you are smart? You’re not really that well-read.

Maybe if you’re lucky one of your SP loving buddies will come and save you . Good luck .

CW on July 9, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Team Romney is fed up, you say? Were Obama a conservative this would mean Team Romney flooding the airwaves with negative advertisements. With a progressive fellow traveler like Obama, on the other hand, we can only expect Team Romney to get “fed up” and stuff. They may even a raise an eyebrow.

casuist on July 9, 2012 at 8:36 PM


How dense is Romney?

Some questions just answer themselves.

casuist on July 9, 2012 at 8:37 PM

I hope they mean this, it’s about time, took ‘em long enough, and they should keep saying it. Ofibber keeps fibbin’ over and over and over again and never blinks. You know what we’ve been saying that if you tell a lie long enough, people begin to believe it–well, it’s time to test that theory out on the truth.

stukinIL4now on July 9, 2012 at 8:40 PM

The comparison with Swiftboat reminded me of how curious it was that Kerry wouldn’t just release his military medical records, when that would have made the whole thing go away. You know, the medical records that would have shown that his wounds were legit–he could have put all those Swiftboaters to shame. So strange that he wouldn’t do it. It’s almost like he had McCain’s self-destructive streak.

HAH! Or not. Maybe he was just a lyin’ sack of shite.

smellthecoffee on July 9, 2012 at 8:41 PM

has romney starting attacking obama yet?…….oops! i’m told he’s still out riding on his jet skis. nevermind.

renalin on July 9, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Oh – a Romney win is almost better than an Obama win for me – I’ll be having fun the next four years as Conservatives watch THEIR CANDIDATE destroy conservatism’s credibility with voters.

HondaV65

So, you finally admit you’re a liberal. Not that it was ever really a secret.

xblade on July 9, 2012 at 9:21 PM

CW on July 9, 2012 at 8:18 PM

wrong guy, bucko. i don’t read, don’t think i’m so smart. happy to be middle of the road. smarter than you?. yeah, i’d say so.

renalin on July 9, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I don’t get the swift boat analogy. The swift boat thing was so effective because we were at war and Kerry’s comments both at the time of the election and during testimony in front of congress during the vietnam war were so offensive and anti-American that he had no chance of becoming commander in chief. What is the attack against Romney? He made money or something? Thats called the American dream.

Ellis on July 9, 2012 at 9:31 PM

I dont know wha he is doing but I am afraid that I know whats going on.
See Romney is part of the establishment, and right now the establishment Republicans made a deal with the Dem establishmnet that it was their turn for the WH. So the Republicans turn in the WH is 2016 so they can run Jeb Bush, because it is his turn like his Dad and his brother.

Therefore the GOP establishment isn’t really going to do anything for the WH because they made a deal. It was Romney’s turn but Romney doesnt want the job. That was always the deal.

I am probably wrong, but look for weak attacks by Romney’s campaign, and his hesitation to attack, that will indicate I am right :)

Conservative4ev on July 9, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Well he was a failure in MA. His LBO background almost bankrupted MA. As a LBO specialist, he loaded the state with debt and scrammed after 4 years.

Uppereastside on July 9, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Well asking someone to cure the ails of MA is a pretty big task. He asked for the job and MA gave it to him, other than Romneycare, which is something the people of MA obviously wanted, he didn’t do that bad of a job. Employment did increase under his administration. As far as LBO, you win some and you lose some. At a 75 percent success ratio, I’d say he is a damn miracle worker. You do know LBO involves companies that are failing or are in immediate danger of bankruptcy. Of course you do, right?

DDay on July 9, 2012 at 9:49 PM

riddick on July 9, 2012 at 7:20 PM

I don’t follow your logic. I’ve always believed that all politicians lie and the one that lies best usually wins. Call me a skeptic if you wish, but prove me otherwise.

DDay on July 9, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Every politician, basically, calls the opponent a liar. Big deal.

Romney has to do more and get on the offensive about Obama’s waste of our money on failed policies that only benefit his rich lib cronies.

Obama is constantly on the airwaves in Ohio showing how he feels our pain, while rich Romney is out of touch. You better start putting the gloves on Mittens.

HellCat on July 9, 2012 at 10:12 PM

HellCat on July 9, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Nothing wrong with rope-a-dope. Let Obamandias punch himself out (spend all his stash) now when it doesn’t even matter. Mitt will introduce himself to most of America at the convention. Until then, minds are not going to be turned against him.

PBHO is planting ice with his propaganda and he’s going to reap a harvest of wind.

MJBrutus on July 9, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Obama is constantly on the airwaves in Ohio showing how he feels our pain, while rich Romney is out of touch. You better start putting the gloves on Mittens.

whoever buys that is retarded. I’d rather not have them on my side.

Slade73 on July 9, 2012 at 10:22 PM

I don’t think Romney needs Bill Kristol telling him to be worried..I am sure he has always been worried about beating Obama…the fact that he has not done things exactly the way Bill thinks he should does not mean he is not worried, he might just have a different strategy…and the truth is that in 1980 Carter was ahead at this point in spite of a really crappy economy and Iran. That did not last ofcourse. But Obama is not exactly home free at this point. Not when he can not even break 50%

I remember Dick Morris pointing out the 50% threshold. He’s an incumbent and HAS to get above 50.

Lord of the Wings on July 9, 2012 at 10:24 PM

retarded
Slade73 on July 9, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Pretty much sums up Ohio.

HellCat on July 9, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Norwegian on July 9, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I don’t know where you got those numbers (maybe from Meghan McCain) but if you check Rasmussen’s 2008 daily polling McCain was NEVER ahead until Palin was named to the ticket.

bw222 on July 9, 2012 at 10:52 PM

I don’t follow your logic. I’ve always believed that all politicians lie and the one that lies best usually wins. Call me a skeptic if you wish, but prove me otherwise.

DDay on July 9, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Well, its that pols don’t lie, they do. But in Romney’s case there is not that much difference between what Hussein did and what Romney did in MA. Sure, Romney was only limited by state where Hussein did damage to the entire country.

Save for that, their records are pretty even save for EOs. You conveniently forgot to say that Romney raised taxes, err, FEES as he called them, by $500 MILLION in 2003 alone, way more than NY state did in that same year ($340M) and NY state is much bigger in size and money it generates. Yes, Romney minions still call those fees while everyone in MA knew they are simply taxes, it was all seamntics similar to “penalty/taxes”. You also forgot to mention Romney’s own words (too bad that in this world of technology it is so easy to track things down) that Romney advocated under aged girls to ignore their parents and get abortions. Anti gun laws as well. And to top this all off, RomneyCare, an achievement he is still very proud of.

So, save for some jobs he did create, albeit far fewer than other states and at the time when the entire country was doing well, I am not sure if that is actually a plus, at least he didn’t kill jobs like Hussein so let’s consider it a positive.

So, I really don’t understand how you can claim 75% “success rate”, if this is how Romney rolls and “succeeds” I’d hate to see him with a pen in his hand and ability to write EOs.

Maybe, just maybe, he fell in the shower a few years back and hit his head so hard he woke up with a different personality diametrically opposing his old self, but I somehow don’t buy that.

I’ll leave Resident’s choice blank on my bulletin, a choice of lesser evil still leaves evil as a result in my book and after a herculean effort to escape USSR I really can’t compromise any more and vote for any liberal to begin with, enough is enough.

You guys vote for whoever fits your needs, hopefully Romney won’t do more damage than Hussein. But something tells me we’ll have these threads again come 2013 and Romney wins where you guys will be screaming “We’ve been sold out, how could he?” I can actually bet on no repeal.

riddick on July 9, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I remember Dick Morris pointing out the 50% threshold. He’s an incumbent and HAS to get above 50.

Lord of the Wings on July 9, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Roughly 50% of the populace does not pay federal taxes (or other taxes as well). How do you think they will vote come November, Dick Morris opinion or not?

Unless Romney can convince those on public dole to vote for him I am not sure Hussein needs to do much save for running TV and radio ads saying “Vote for me to keep your checks coming”.

Just curious, how do you think people such as Powell and Condee Rice will vote when they refuse to answer that right now?

riddick on July 9, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Romney should not try to explain Bain. He should talk about Solyndra and other companies that Obama invested our money in, that went bankrupt. He should talk about jobs lost at these companies, while Obama’s cronies stole our money and donated part of it to Obama. Romney should talk about foreign companies that got porculus money.
Romney should say these things again and again. Then Romney should tie this to Obama wanting to raise taxes to steal more money and give it to his cronies.

finallyhere on July 9, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Ugh! This is John McCain again. Romney needs to attack and expose, hard-hitting and not backing down or apologizing.

GMO on July 9, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Who cares?! It’s like two kids on the playground arguing. Our Constitution is being shredded and we write about Bain and Romney vindicating himself about Obama’s attacks. Romney is Obama. The fact that “conservatives” defend him is sickening.

air_up_there on July 10, 2012 at 12:27 AM

It is worth fighting to elect Romney just to see the like of HondaV65 crawl back to under his rock.

bayview on July 9, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Oh I’m not going anywhere – if Romney wins – I’ll be here to chide you every step of the way as he kills every last vestige of the Reagan Revolution and turns your party into the British Conservative Party.

Starting with GOPCARE – Nationalized Healthcare brought to you by a “Conservative” party.

What do you think “repeal and REPLACE” means nimrod?

Oh – a Romney win is almost better than an Obama win for me – I’ll be having fun the next four years as Conservatives watch THEIR CANDIDATE destroy conservatism’s credibility with voters.

HondaV65 on July 9, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Man, give it a rest. not in the mood tonight.

Here – I’ll thrill you with one of your hero Ronnie Reagan’s best lines:

“Aw, SHUT UP!”

cane_loader on July 10, 2012 at 1:24 AM

The Swift Boat story discombobulated Kerry for all sorts of reasons. After stumbling on these issues during the Republican nomination fight, Romney lately seems unfazed by new attacks on how he made and consolidated his wealth.

I think they should start pounding the question of how Obama made and consolidated his wealth.

Big John on July 10, 2012 at 4:14 AM

Comparing Mitt to Barry is a joke. The left wants records, reports, facts, proofs and anything that was ever written about Mitt. Barry’s past is locked. The history of what he’s accomplished is supposedly racist, according to the left. It’s a joke folks. I’m voting for Mitt and everyone with an “R” after their name, I’ll cull out the RHINO’s later.

mixplix on July 10, 2012 at 6:15 AM

has romney starting attacking obama yet?…….oops! i’m told he’s still out riding on his jet skis. nevermind.

renalin on July 9, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Nanni nanni boo boo. Kid stuff.
Obama goes golfing by himself, Romney jet skies with his family. Values. Some have them and others don’t.

jan3 on July 10, 2012 at 7:38 AM

Calling someone a liar can backfire – (the tendency of good people to wish nothing but good for a person)

But there’s always exceptions aren’t there?) it is essential that they spend their time on this issue explaining in detail the implications of why he lies, and what kind of liar he is and what he appears to be doing with his deception.

Ask the questions that we know are out there. Does he hate America and is he moving rapidly toward it’s destruction? Since there has never been done in history an evil, regardless how grave, without someone first justifying it as a good, then lies that smother believers in good feelings become a deadly weapon.

Spell it out -all of it! The IRS army, death panels, race agitation, stonewalling law enforcement, pro-infanticide, international gun running to take away the guns from citizens -not criminals, why? What is it that he (they) intend to do to us once the guns are gone? Why would they ever take such blatant risks unless their was a great reward for their socialist world view -one symbolized by their attachment to the culture of death?. Then go after his blatant disregard for the constitution and our freedom. The economy can be fixed freedom-not so easily, besides no one is starving but a lot of otherwise productive folks are now unemployed and becoming rapidly dependent on those big government checks. Isn’t this the plan?

Don L on July 10, 2012 at 8:37 AM

If he’s going to call Prezzy Open Book a liar, where does he begin. He’d better get started cuz he’s only got 4 months left and there’s a lot of material to cover.

Kissmygrits on July 10, 2012 at 9:02 AM

How dense is Romney? Could the angels of politics have delivered a fatter juicier issue for him right now? Why doesn’t he come out with a one-two attack on Obama for the unholy deceit and tax increases of Obamacare and a pledge to abolish the IRS under his presidency with major tax reform. He could excite conservatives, libertarians and independents at once. Has this guy got some kind of religious proscription against going on the attack?

rrpjr on July 9, 2012 at 7:57 PM

This. Absolutely this. Obamacare isn’t just a huge tax on everyone but illegal aliens, it insures that the middle class will be denied health care. It levies a higher tax on FDIC for young people who will never receive one red cent in benefits. It will tax “medical devices” for gawd’s sake! Tiny Tim would be denied a crutch.

And the same evil people calling for the murder of Brad Pitt’s mother will be in charge of who gets past the death panels to receive health care.

This IS the economy. And Romney and his team had best reevaluate their message. There will be no renewal of the economy if the IRS-Gestapo is given the power to knock on any door at any time. Obamacare is as scary now as it was in 2010 when the Democrats broke laws and 200 year old traditions to shove it down our throats. It’s also where we found that even a Republican appointed court does not care a wit about freedom. We fight back now or we get peacefully into the lines to the camps.

Portia46 on July 10, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Portia46 on July 10, 2012 at 9:18 AM

hear, hear!

renalin on July 10, 2012 at 10:29 AM

I don’t know where you got those numbers (maybe from Meghan McCain) but if you check Rasmussen’s 2008 daily polling McCain was NEVER ahead until Palin was named to the ticket.

bw222 on July 9, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Wrong.

http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com/2008/07/usa-todaygallup-poll-shows-mccain-ahead.html

McCain was leading by 4 points in July 2008. Gallup has not shown a similar Romney lead since April.

Norwegian on July 10, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Well he was a failure in MA. His LBO background almost bankrupted MA. As a LBO specialist, he loaded the state with debt and scrammed after 4 years.

Uppereastside on July 9, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Gad! You’re scum. You start out with a lie, and then compound it. You know quite well that Romney was not a “LBO specialist” – but you obey your masters and try to pass the lie off.
And yet, you are evidently not concerned at all with the nearly $5TRILLION in deficits that your obamassiah has loaded onto the American people.

Why don’t you enlighten all of us and explain – as succinctly as possible – why you hate America and want to see it turned into a third-world banana republic. Especially since you have benefited so much from the economic freedom found here (pre-d’ohbama).

Solaratov on July 10, 2012 at 1:02 PM

The fact Romney is only tied with Obama, immediately following the Supreme Court ruling, is not a good sign for his presidential ambitions. He needs to pick a VP that isn’t Kelly Ayotte either. Palin 2.0 all over again, and that’s from a NH resident.

C’Mon Mitt – get it together.

Freeloader on July 10, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I hope they do use the so called “L” word.

Some elections, the kid gloves stay on until the convention. Sometimes even longer.

Romney can’t afford kid gloves any time this election. Start strong and get stronger.

EconomicNeocon on July 10, 2012 at 4:30 PM

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