What we are seeing now on the political landscape is a growing consensus among opinion makers and average voters that Mitt Romney cannot win the election. It is not true. He can, in fact, still win. The election is, in fact, exceeding close. But the Romney campaign is a victim of a perception it itself has helped foster. Like John McCain before him, Romney seems more at ease punching other Republicans than his Democrat opponent. The public is picking up on this and perceive him unwilling or unable to fight for victory. The public is, mentally, beginning to grow weary of this campaign and Romney must work to change perception if he is to win
Mitt Romney can win. He needs to hone his message. He needs to focus on the failings of this administration. But there is time and he can win
What delusional crap. There are seven weeks left in the campaign and because we’re talking about politics here, anything can happen. So yes, Romney can still win…but it won’t have anything to do with honing his message. The main reason polls indicate that Romney is losing ground on Obama has to do exactly with the message he and Ryan are pushing – the Republican message.
That’s the message that speaks of things like…
- repealing the Affordable Care Act and ensuring that 50 million Americans remain uninsured
- privatizing Social Security
- turning Medicare into a voucher program
- cutting taxes on the wealthy at the expense of the middle class
- deregulating Wall Street…again
- a foreign policy that is likely to get the U.S. involved in yet another war
- oppressive immigration policies
- a war on women and a return to pre Roe v. Wade legislation
- a Tea Party mindset that has poisoned any hope of compromise and a bipartisan approach to governance
If Romney hones that message any better than he has, then there is NO chance of victory in November for Republicans. The only reason Romney still has a fighting chance in this election is because of the bit of success he and Republicans have had in hiding their true intent . Lies, deceit, voter suppression and a willing conservative media does wonders in masking the truth from low-information voters.
Why has Romney not been specific about policy? Easy. Because he knows that should the American electorate ever become fully aware of what Republicans really have in mind for them, this election would have been over months ago.
Surprisingly, people like Erickson and other conservatives still don’t get it. They honestly believe that if people really understood what it is that Republicans have in store for them, and given the Obama record over the last four years, a Republican victory would be a lock.
Dumb…and so wrong.
There is no denying that Romney is a horrible, awkward candidate but the reason he can be categorized as so is not because he’s not articulating the conservative message as well as Erickson would like him to. It is because Romney cannot hide the conservative message as well as some other candidate might have done. The video that came out of Romney disparaging half of the population was a serious blow to Republican hopes only because it revealed the party’s true feelings toward the poor, the middle class and every American struggling in difficult times. It revealed that the Republican party is the party of intolerance and divisiveness and, most of all, it revealed that the Republican party truly is the party of the rich, the bigots, the crazies and no one else. Not the poor. Not the middle class. Not women. Not the young. Not the old. Not minorities.
The problem is not Romney. The problem is an entire Republican party that has lost its way.