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Wimp Mitt Romney's *Cry Uncle* Moment-He NEEDED a *game changer*-hah Aug 11 2012
 


11 August 2012 at 11:59:26 AM
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I saw this yesterday on Politico and laughed. Basically, Mitt Romney wants Obama to please stop talking about Bain. Ridiculous.

*** This is business not personal: Romney also said in the interview he would like a pledge (of sorts) with Obama that there be no "personal" attack ads. "[O]ur campaign would be — helped immensely if we had an agreement between both campaigns that we were only going to talk about issues and that attacks based upon — business or family or taxes or things of that nature." (Question: Is Romney really saying that scrutinizing his business record — which he has held up as one of his chief qualifications to be president — is personal? But we
digress. ...) He continued: "[W]e only talk about issues. And we can talk about the differences between our positions and our opponent's position." Romney said of his own campaign: "[O]ur ads haven't gone after the president personally. ... [W]e haven't dredged up the old stuff that people talked about last time around. We haven't gone after the personal things." That doesn't mean surrogates or Super PACs have, as was brought up to him. Bottom line, obviously, this negative stuff is getting to Romney or he wouldn't have said this. Campaigns that are winning never complain about the tone of the campaign (although Obama certainly laments "crazy" things outside groups say — more on that below.). There will be more on this from Romney on MSNBC's The Daily Rundown. Did he just offer the Obama campaign an official pledge? See for yourself.

What is surprising is hearing a candidate say, essentially, "stop hitting me." As the folks at First Read note, this would seem to be something of a concession that the negatives are bothering the candidate,

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This is pathetic. He's begging his opponent to leave his weaknesses alone. If Mitt Romney can't see how his taxes are an issue, he really doesn't deserve to be his party's candidate. And if he really thinks Reverend Wright is going to be an issue this time around, he's in for a surprise. You don't get a do-over with incumbents, you don't get to re-examine the same questions after your opponent has become one of the most famous people in the world for four years. Hillary Clinton's 3 AM phone call is not going to be an issue for Obama in 2012. And besides, Romney has already tried to punch the "scary guy with the foreign name" ticket this summer, and it just didn't work. This looks like desperation to me.

 

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