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I can pretend I'm a savvy campaign operative, but I'm not. However, I think I can spot a no-brainer when I see one. I don't even know much about Mitt Romney's record during his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, but I do remember one thing: He destroyed -- or appropriated -- every hard drive in every computer used during his administration. There is not a single email remaining, and I believe I've heard that paper documents are hard to come by, too.

The Obama ad should be: "What's Mitt Got to Hide in Massachusetts?" And then just slam him, over and over, about all the secrecy, all the work it took to disappear his governorship. You could throw in bad things, like his failed jobs effort or his raising taxes, and you could also feature his health care reforms. "What's Romney Running From?"

Over and over and over. Don't stop, at least until his convention. When you're done, Mitt Romney won't have a record to run on. Not Bain, not Massachusetts. Okay, give him the Olympics. Tell him to do that again.

Mitt Romney, by the way, has done this to himself. He's running away from Bain, he's running away from Massachusetts, he's running away from his tax returns.

At some point, he's going to have to stop running. I hope it's after this last -- failed -- run for the presidency.

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  •  Not a chance. (2+ / 0-)
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    TexMex, journeyman
    Okay, give him the Olympics.

    Notice: This Comment © 2012 ROGNM

    by ROGNM on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 10:02:16 AM PDT

  •  The cowardly war he handled the ' 06 floods (1+ / 0-)
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    paulitics

    I wrote a diary about it

  •  He has nothing to hide, he's gotten rid of it all. (1+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe
  •  Too Soon, Calross, Too Soon... (3+ / 0-)
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    TexMex, journeyman, Catte Nappe

    Rmoney's Massachusetts record will be attacked once the Bain issue has fully and thoroughly run it's course. And, at the rate that is going it could be a month or more before Massachusetts gets put on the table.

    And despite the appropriation and destruction of the hard drives there will be plenty of Massachusetts amunition.

    I will submit that in warfare a multi pronged attack (pincher move, front/rear, etc) is generally the most effective, but this isn't warfare in the classic sense. The voting public generally has the ability to follow one significant issue at a time, maybe two (three is right out) and at present the Bain and Tax Return issues are filling the bill. They are more like 1.5 issues combined since the tax returns are in a way intertwined into the whole Bain issue.

    Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them - Thomas Jefferson 30 July, 1816

    by Roiling Snake Ball on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 10:32:48 AM PDT

    •  I can see your point but the Mass (0+ / 0-)

      thing sort of builds the master narrative, that is that Mitt is secretive and shifty and that you cannot trust him.

      I think the purchase or destruction of computers and emails is something that, when added to the tax return issue really drives home the central message that we want: Mitt is a slick snake oil salesman and you just can't trust him.

      Ceterum censeo Factionem Republicanam esse delendam.

      by journeyman on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 11:14:45 AM PDT

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      •  I agree, but... (1+ / 0-)
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        deepeco

        This all has to last until November. We don't want to fire off all of our ammunition now and not have anything left for October.

        Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them - Thomas Jefferson 30 July, 1816

        by Roiling Snake Ball on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 11:18:46 AM PDT

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        •  There's always more ammunition in the enemy's gun. (0+ / 0-)

          Just take it away from him and you're good to go.

          Offense, offense, offense.

          Attack.  Always attack.

          Mitt looks like a WATB AND a heartless corporate raider right now.

          That's happened because we're playing offense.

          We should keep that up.

          Hit 'im again.

          The Mass. governor stuff is a good place to begin.

          Has the right stopped with the Jerimiah Wright crap?

          Nope.

          And they have no plans of doing so.

          They hit with everything they've got.  We should too.

          We've got more stuff.  If we hit them with all of it, we'll win.

          Ceterum censeo Factionem Republicanam esse delendam.

          by journeyman on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 05:07:51 PM PDT

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