President O Got the Big Mo

Another winning video:

See “Anatomy of a Flail” — all the way Mittens has been trying to change the conversation.

Ed Kilgore asks, “Is Team Romney Becoming Unhinged?

Did Team Romney really think their candidate could run around the country citing the brilliant job-creating success of Bain Capital as his primary credential for becoming president and not get challenged about it? And did they not expect demands that the richest man ever to win a presidential nomination release his tax returns? I mean, the attacks they are dealing with now are blindingly obvious. Any Romney opponent who didn’t make them would be guilty of extreme political malfeasance. So what gives?

Hey, politics ain’t beanbag, Mitt. Put on your big boy pants and deal with it.

Jonathan Chait

The apparent plan is to mutter darkly about Chicago and drug use and sundry other biographical details that conservatives believe they wrongly shied away from four years ago. ..

… Romney won the GOP nomination by destroying his opponents one after another, then smirking at them when they complained about the tactics. He and his staff may be furious that Obama is painting Romney, a figure who seems to inspire worship from the entire Romney operation including the candidate, as less than a model for the rest of us to emulate. I suspect that sheer personal pique, in combination with the natural aggressive instincts of Romney’s key advisers, is driving the macho talk from Boston today. But I also suspect that cooler heads will soon prevail.

Do read the whole article. However, see also Steve M

What Romney is really doing — as I’ve been saying for days — is trying to placate his rabid base, and also his big donors, who may be zillionaires but are still angry old white male cranks who constantly watch Fox News just like all the other angry old white male cranks in America.

The base and the donors just can’t believe that all these timeworn lines of attack are unpersuasive to swing voters — Valerie Jarrett and Fast and Furious make their blood boil, so surely the rest of the public must feel the same way, right? The public just doesn’t know! It’s because Obama wasn’t vetted! The lie-beral media didn’t do its job four years ago!

This is the Breitbart strategy — Breitbart is now running Romney’s campaign from beyond the grave.

I’m inclined to agree with Steve on this. Team Romney is caving to the demands of the base/contributors, who are nuts.

Little Lulu’s reaction tends to support Steve M’s hypothesis.

Update: DougJ — “I love the smell of Republican panic in the morning.”

3 thoughts on “President O Got the Big Mo

  1. I’d run ads with the background music being “If I Were a Rich Man,” from that great musical, “Fiddler on the Roof.”

    Here are the lyric’s I’d write for someone to sing:

    If I were a rich man,
    Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
    All day long I’d biddy biddy bum.
    If I were a wealthy man.
    I wouldn’t have to work hard.
    Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
    If I were a biddy biddy rich,
    Yidle-diddle-didle-didle man.

    I’d build a big tall company with tax breaks by the dozen,
    Right in the middle of the nation.
    There would be one long string of assets just going up,
    And jobs at those asset’s even longer leaving town –
    And leave tax payers holding the bag if stocks go down!

    I see my wife, my Ann, looking like a rich man’s wife –
    Riding a million dollar tax-deductible dressage horse.
    Supervising “The Help” to her heart’s delight.
    I see her putting on airs and strutting like a peacock.
    Oy, what a happy mood she’s in.
    Screaming at the servants, day and night.

    The most important men in the world would come to fawn on me!
    They would ask me to advise them,
    Like a Solomon the Wise.
    “If you please, Mitt Romney…”
    “Pardon me, Mitt Romney…”
    Posing problems that would cross the wisest man’s eyes!
    And it won’t make one bit of difference if I answer right or wrong.
    When you’re rich, they think you really know!

    If I were rich, I’d have the time to run for President – and WIN!
    To sit in the Oval Office all day and act like I know what I’m doing.
    And maybe have some corporatists, neocons and religious leaders to come and play..
    And I’d discuss the screwing the poor, wars in the Middle East, and Christian Holy Books with the learned men, several hours every day.

    And what would be the sweetest thing of all?
    Think of all of the poor and middle class people that would gall!

  2. Romney never would’ve run, if thought he had to release tax returns, according to sources at Bain:

    Mitt Romney has been determined to resist releasing his tax returns at least since his bid for Massachusetts governor in 2002 and has been confident that he will never be forced to do so, several current and former Bain executives tell The Huffington Post. Had he thought otherwise, say the sources based on their longtime understanding of Romney, he never would have gone forward with his run for president.

    Bain executives say they’ve been instructed to keep company and Romney-specific information completely confidential, tightening the lockdown on an already closed company.

    But pressure has been building on the presumptive GOP nominee. On Tuesday, the conservative National Review added its voice to a chorus of Republicans pushing him to disclose his returns from the years before 2010….

    I hate to sound over-confident, but my spidey sense tells me that “It’s over for this guy”. Unless of course, the Democrats bungle it, which could always happen.

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