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  •  The Dems fell into the trap. (1+ / 0-)
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    guinea

    By picking Ryan, Romney made it all but mandatory for the Dems to fall all over themselves to put Medicare in issue in the campaign.  Great.  Romney and his servants can and will lie and lie and lie and nothing - nothing - the Dems can say will elevate that above a "he-said-he-said" back-and-forth.  In other words, a stalemate.

    Meanwhile, no one's talking about what Romney is hiding in his tax returns, why he won't let the people know facts from which they can judge his honesty and worth.  About this, he can't lie, because he'd have to show his returns or be presumed to be lying.

    The Obama campaign, which was running Romney off the court when focused on what a dirtbag Romney is, is now just trading baskets.

    Dumb like a fox.

    Scisne me e terra ea naso tolere posse?

    by penguins4peace on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 01:28:05 PM PDT

    •  Jesus Christ (3+ / 0-)
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      Grey Paladin, askew, sponson

      Relax. Whether the Obama campaign got out there first is completely irrelevant. Put Betty White in an ad talking to a 9-11 responder about how President Obama is trying to kill her. Put up an ad about Romney wanting to privatize Medicare so he can buy that, too. Put Biden up there reminiscing about when Medicare passed and how 65 seemed so far away. Virtually anything will trump this crap.

      It's desperation, and there's no reason not to let it hang out there for a little bit, then slap it down and completely discredit Romney in the process.

    •  Jesus H. Christ on a cracker w/drivel dip (1+ / 0-)
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      Stroszek

      If the only step to winning election was to get up the first ad then Republicans wouldn't have to resort to machinations like the Tea Party and voter suppression.

    •  or, you know, Romney could have just released (0+ / 0-)

      this ad and made Medicare an issue without making the issue an enormous liability for himself in the process.

      I mean, call me crazy, but wouldn't that be easier than contriving an elaborate "trap?" After all, it's not like Romney needed permission from Democrats to talk about Medicare.

      Or how about this.... FFS, people, turn off cable news and stop panicking. Romney is not a mastermind. This wasn't some "campaign narrative" Rube Goldberg device that has lured Democrats into a fatal error. It's a rehash of ads that the GOP has been running for YEARS. This ad won't actually be airing anywhere for at least a week, and unlike the inevitable ads on Couponcare, it won't be conveying any new message when it does.

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