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  •  So, Romney didn't want to run on his record (13+ / 0-)

    as governor because he was a failure, so he decided to run on his experience as a "conservative businessman" and now he's going to have to run from that.

    So what, exactly, is he going to run on now?

    P.S. I am not a crackpot.

    by BoiseBlue on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 07:56:08 AM PDT

    •  Bingo. (9+ / 0-)

      Mitt Romney simply allowing the Bain problem to go on unanswered is a godsend to President Obama. Because that is his central rationale for being president. Once that's gone, he's got nothing left. At that point, he's disqualified and this race is over.

    •  mainlining greenbacks (0+ / 0-)

      he;s got nada

      fact does not require fiction for balance (proudly a DFH)

      by mollyd on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 08:03:06 AM PDT

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    •  Romney is running on not being Obama (5+ / 0-)

      ...and has been from day one.

    •  ads about his Mass. record shown in NC (5+ / 0-)
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      eXtina, Supavash, LillithMc, pamelabrown, Rooe

      When I hear my 13 year old son quoting from the ads, how the economy was bad in Massachusetts under Romney, I know they are getting through to unengaged voters. My son mostly watches ESPN. Most of what we see from Rove,etc. here are the ones of Obama saying "The private sector is doing fine" and that isn't very persuasive when we see the rich corporations ARE doing fine, for profits.

      George W. Bush: the worst Republican president SO FAR.

      by Chun Yang on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 08:07:44 AM PDT

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    •  His campaign is rapidly becoming "Obama sucks" (3+ / 0-)
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      Supavash, happymisanthropy, Rooe

      And that's not enough. Unless the incumbant is absolutely loathed, that's not enough to win you an election. It can get you your base, but swing voters needs more than just "vote for me because the other guy is a loser." They need to know what you'd do instead and how you'd be better. And since Mitt is as allergic to details as Dracula to garlic, that isn't going to happen.

      •  It has BEEN That way all along (0+ / 0-)

        The Punditocracy has been warning him that he needed to give voters a reason to vote for him, not just against his opponent. Tough to pull that off as there really isn't a reason to do so.

        •  True, but it's getting much more pronounced now (0+ / 0-)

          Mitt won't talk about his tenure as governor, his business experience is rapidly becoming a liability and he won't give any specifics on anything he plans to do as President. So now "the other guy sucks big floppy donkey dick" is all he has to offer. And it's not enough.

    •  He's running as if a CEO (0+ / 0-)

      Maybe it's just my cynicism at the corporate world, but Romney presents himself exactly like a CEO being interviewed by a business journalist: talking in generalities, relying on buzzwords, not committing himself to anything until it shows an undeniable success which he can then use to promote himself as an industry leader.

      And the bigger the corporation the guy is CEO of, the more vague he is -- unless he has established himself as an eccentric, a character, who has a winning record. (Would anyone otherwise put up with the poor social skills of a Bill Gates or the shameless womanizing of Larry Ellison?)

      The game's definitely not over, & with the SuperPAC money behind him Romney could actually squeak out a win, but if Romney continues to campaign as he has been -- as if he's a CEO trying to appease stockholders & customers -- he has a good chance of doing worse than John "I'm a war hero so I deserve to win" McCain did 4 years ago.

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