14 September 2012

Joe Scarborough: Mitt Romney Has A Problem

What's going on with the Romney campaign for president?

Given his campaign performance of late, one might think that he and his staff would rather be playing online games at

In an op-ed at POLITICO, Morning Joe does not mince words:

Barack Obama has sunk America $5 trillion deeper into debt, has enacted the largest stimulus plan ever, pushed through the biggest health care boondoggle in U.S. history and posted trillion-dollar deficits every year of his presidency.
And yet unemployment is still over 8 percent.

Two-thirds of Americans still think their country is headed in the wrong direction.
And Mitt Romney is still losing.


How can it be that this man who turned around countless businesses, saved the 2002 Olympics and ran Democratic Massachusetts like a pro be the head of such a disastrous campaign?

Who was responsible for burying his moving convention video behind the bumbling bluster of Clint Eastwood?

Who told Mr. Romney to issue a political broadside against the commander in chief the day after a U.S. ambassador was murdered?

And who decided that Romney would use his general election campaign to stand for absolutely nothing? The Wall Street Journal described this ideological listlessness as a “pre-existing decision.” The question conservatives should be asking is whether that strategy was hatched by a misguided consultant or the candidate himself.

Whoever is responsible needs to know that replacing real conservative ideas with a flood of negative 30-second ads is a pathway to defeat.

If Romney keeps heading this direction with his messaging, I think that President Obama will win re-election without much difficulty.

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