David Corn says Romney Invested Millions in Chinese Firm That Profited on US Outsourcing. This is especially significant since Mittens’s latest counter-attack against the President is that “President Obamaâ€™s policies have encouraged American jobs to move overseas,” and the reasoning behind that claim is that Obama hasn’t been tough enough on China.
I don’t think Mittens can win a game of “I’m rubber you’re glue” against President Obama, except among the rabid right base. Romney looks like a big ol’ pile of glue to me.
Steve M points to a new Romney ad that tries to make the President seem sinister and nasty.
The problem is that polls show that most Americans like Obama — more people like him than approve of how he’s doing his job. Voters in the middle who are wary of how he’s doing his job think he’s at least a decent well-meaning, guy; Team Romney seems to think it can overcome that impression, developed over three and a half years of a presidency and two years of campaigning before that, in a mere four months — the point being, apparently, to get swing voters to see Obama as the sinister thumb-breaking, thuggish Chicago pol/Hillary-hating sexist pig of wingnut/PUMA legend. It’s as if no one on Romney’s campaign can even imagine what it feels like to be merely disappointed by Obama rather than repulsed.
Is it just me, or is the Romney campaign playing defense? And rather badly? If Mittens himself were particularly charming he might get away with this, but he isn’t. The man’s got less charm than roach bait.