Thursday, July 26, 2012
Obama has spent a lot of money these past six weeks trying to take out Romney early. They want to make him an unacceptable candidate while shoring up their base with goodies. But they still need those undecideds. They need the white, rust belt, working class Democrats. They need the Allentown voter. And the last thing you want when you're trying to distract from a bad economy is a defining sound bite that clearly and succinctly exposes your guy's leftist views. A greater contrast could not have been drawn if Romney spent every penny in his coffers.
Politicians as often as not get in trouble for either speaking the truth (typically Republicans) or for being truthful about their beliefs (typically Democrats). It didn't appear Obama was speaking off the cuff which makes this very troubling for the Democrats, especially those down ticket folks. They've got a left wing guy whom they want to position as a centrist, hard at it, working his butt off for the American people against overwhelming problems, and nobody could do better. And after all that money and work, he comes out with this nonsense and puts everything back to square one. I don't think they can recover. This could be it, and they know it.
Posted by "The Hammer" at 7/26/2012