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 didnâ€™t make them would be guilty of extreme political malfeasance. So what gives?
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 Romneyâ€™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.
Update: Little Lulu’s reaction tends to support Steve M’s hypothesis.
Update: DougJ — “I love the smell of Republican panic in the morning.”