Written/Copyright 2012 – Eric Lageson
Time is running out. What could Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney have done to make his campaign more successful? What mistakes were made?
VP CANDIDATE PAUL RYAN
The Tea Party choice.The better pick would have been Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) who could’ve brought in the Hispanic votes Romney desperately needs. Plus, Rubio would have hand-delivered Florida, which won it for George W. Bush in 2000. So, why didn’t Romney pick Rubio? Two reasons…
One – Romney wanted to prove he was a Conservative. This is short-sighted thinking. Who does Romney think the Tea Party is going to vote for? Obama?
Two – Democratic pundits blabbered on all year about how Sen. Rubio didn’t have enough experience to be Vice-President. Baloney. This was reverse-psychology. They feared Hispanics (the largest minority) would help win it for the Republicans. Now, the same pundits are saying Ryan won’t deliver one single vote.
Mistake after mistake…
Cancelling the first day for the bad weather that never came.
Cancelling the video of Donald Trump firing Obama.
Clint Eastwood’s unscripted monologue. (Usually, when you hear an actor speak, it’s scripted. Now you know why.)
The over-feminization of the entire convention. (Done to fill in the gender gap.) My opinion: women respond to the alpha-male. That’s what Romney needs to be. Let Obama to be Mr. Sensitive. Sensitivity doesn’t cut it in war time and we are very near that time. Allowing what happened in Libya and Egypt proves Obama doesn’t have what it takes to be President.
ROMNEY’S TOO BRIEF RESPONSE TO THE EMBASSY ATTACKS
On the anniversary of 9/11, a riot broke out in Egypt over a film uploaded on the Internet, titled “The Innocence of Muslims”. In an entirely UNRELATED ATTACK, the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya was set ablaze by terrorists with a rocket-propelled grenade. U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three men guarding him were brutally killed. This was a pre-planned attack which had absolutely nothing to do with the video (as if it mattered.) Nevertheless, the Obama Administration outright lied and said the video caused all the violence.
On 9-11-12, the U.S. State Department “tweeted” an apology to Egypt, saying they were sorry for “the hurt feelings of Muslims.” Q. If the U.S. gov’t had nothing to do with the video, why are they apologizing for it?
Mitt Romney’s response: “I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration first response was not to condemn the attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”
In response to Romney, the press and the Obama Administration became hysterical, saying he was exploiting this tragedy for political points. WRONG! That one statement was the best thing Romney could have said and they knew it. Obama even rushed to his media buddies at CBS to refute it in a special edition of “60 Minutes”.
The next day, Gov. Romney backed off and spoke about the uprising in vague terms.
The violence sweeping across the Muslim world proves that democracy isn’t “blossoming” in the Middle East and to think so in the first place was utter madness.
Benghazi-gate. At the time of this writing, it is too early to tell whether “Benghazi-gate” will have any effect on the election. From Sept. 11 to Sept 26, the Obama Administration denied the Libyan Embassy attack was terrorist-related, instead blaming it on the anti-Islamic video. Their claims became too absurd when the President of Libya kept saying that it was a pre-planned terrorist attack. Two big questions: why deny it? What did the President know and when did he know it?
Media experts blame it on Obama’s “naivety”. I ask you, does the President seem like a rube? I say, Obama knew from the get-go that the attack on Amb. Stevens (et al) was an assassination, as has been borne out in Stevens’ journal where he wrote that he was on an al-Qaeda hit list. The Obama Administration (esp. Sec’t of State Hillary Clinton) will continue to play dumb because what is the alternative? That they knew and didn’t care? That they knew and wanted it to happen? It could take months for these untold facts to become known – just as the events of Watergate took two years to ruin Pres. Nixon.
Democratic operatives, aided by Pres. Jimmy Carter’s grandson, released a secretly-recorded video of Mitt Romney speaking before his millionaire’s club of friends and associates. (If the Nixon Administration was brought down because of wiretapping McGovern’s election headquarters, why is this surreptitious video all right?)
The 47% quote: “There are 47% of the people who will vote for the President no matter what. 47% who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, food, to housing, to you-name-it. That’s an entitlement.”
Romney is exaggerating to make a point. An off-the-cuff remark should be judged as such. Still, the mainstream media got what they wanted. This ignores the fact of the millions of people who exploit the system, bleeding our country dry.
Gov. Romney quickly apologized for his remarks in an ill-advised press conference. Another mistake. Don’t complain, don’t explain.
AVOIDS “TOXIC” ISSUES ON OBAMA
There is a long list of no-no’s about Obama and his background. This forbidden subjects list was created by those who just don’t want to talk about it. I wonder why…
Obama is backed by Muslim foreign interests.
Obama’s citizenship. (Why do Kenyan newspapers refer to Obama as Kenyan?)
Obama’s sealed records.
Obama’s hidden Muslim faith. (Pop-star Madonna recently shouted-out Obama’s religion to one of her audiences and then was forced to backtrack it.)
Obama’s association with the Weather Underground, the New Black Panther Party, the Nation of Islam and various socialist and communist organizations.
Obama was never vetted by Congress to be the President in 2008.
If Mitt Romney loses the election, it will be along similar lines to what happened to John McCain – refusing to admit the obvious and refusing to fight dirty against one of the dirtiest politicians in U.S. history.