From the "Me, Too!" File:
Holly Bailey of The Ticket reports
Mitt Romney's campaign is working hard to steal President Barack Obama's spotlight this weekend, when the president is set to hold the first major rallies of his 2012 re-election campaign.
At Ohio State University in Columbus, where Obama is set to speak around 1:25 p.m. ET on Saturday, Romney aides are planning to circle the candidate's campaign bus. The campaign will also set up a phone banking operation staffed by Romney supporters and volunteers in a parking lot near the rally site at Ohio State.The Romney team claims this is a "ramping up" of a strategy they used to defeat Santorum and Gingrich, called "rushing the quarterback."
The campaign is also planning to dispatch staff and local surrogates to Obama's rally at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, where the president is expected to speak at 4:35 p.m. ET.
After both events, Romney supporters will deliver a "response" to the president's remarks.
The uncharitable might also call it "being dickish."
Myself, I think it neither all that nasty nor all that wise. Mr. Romney, not known for his irresistible powers of attraction, runs a great risk trying this sort of gleeful Young Republican ratfucking against the president their crowd once called "The Biggest Celebrity in the World."
See, attempts to jack the microphone at A-list events rarely make the jacker look good. Rather, they relegate him to the status of sports field streakers and guys with "Hi, Mom" signs behind newscasters.
The kind of fellow who can even make the President of the United States pause in his busy day to mutter, "Jackass..."