POLITICAL observations & opinions

Charlie Cook … the Romney campaign is ignoring a clear and immediate danger to its own candidate’s electability

Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 18, 2012

can this man be trusted ???

  • The strategic decision by the Romney campaign not to define him personally—not to inoculate him from inevitable attacks—seems a perverse one.
  • the decision not to run biographical or testimonial ads, in effect to do nothing to establish him as a three-dimensional person, has left him open to the inevitable attacks for his work at Bain Capital, on outsourcing, and on his investments.
  • People see and feel the reasons for firing Obama every day in the economic statistics and the struggle that so many Americans face daily.
  • The Romney campaign seems focused on reinforcing a message that hardly needs reinforcing, while ignoring a clear and immediate danger to its own candidate’s electability.
  • The attacks on Bain, outsourcing, and his investments are sticking to Romney like Velcro
  • Romney has lost control of the debate and the dialogue.
  • Instead of voters focusing on the economy, they are now hearing about investments and accounts in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands, as well as about outsourcing and layoffs.

if I were a Republican, I would be very concerned

about the events of the past two weeks

extracted from an article which appeared in the Tuesday, July 17, 2012 edition of National Journal Daily … http://www.nationaljournal.com/columns/off-to-the-races/analysis-romney-campaign-risks-defeat-20120716



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