We have all enjoyed the media coverage the past few weeks, and how the Obama campaign has defined Rmoney over the past few weeks.
To sum up.....
Rmoney has three prongs on his resume' that he can use to make the case that he is the best suited candidate to be President:
1. His accomplishments as Governor of Massachusetts
2. His economic experience at Bain
3. His 'turn around' of the 2002 Olympics.
Ignoring that Chief Justice Roberts probably has something sinister up his sleeve, he threw an anchor on the Rmoney campaign when it comes to prong 1. The Obama campaign threw him an anchor on prong 2 with Bain. And thankfully Rmoney opened his arms and caught that anchor right on the face rather than sidestep it.
It's time for the trifecta. Time to throw and anchor on prong 3. And it just so happens, the timing is perfect for it. It's up to the Obama campaign and allied entities (including us) to complete the definition of Rmoney.
The corporate media is prepared to hit the reset button on the campaign. Due in large part to the tragedy in Colorado, come Monday the media simply will consider the Bain story to have run its course. Now I don't think that narrative should be ignored, but the time has come to put it on the back burner. Save some of the Bain related ammunition until later.
It's time to hit Rmoney on prong 3. And thankfully Rmoney has stuck out his arm and said 'Obama campaign, won't you please use another devastatingly effective jujitsu maneuver on me?'
The campaign narrative that was gaining steam going into the tragedy in Colorado was Obama's out of context quote. Like it or not, Rmoney and the conservative message machine turned it into their 'Obama sez gum'int gave you ev'ra thin' and is tryin' ta rune free innerpriiize' nonsense will probably be the predominant narrative once the dust settles over the now cliche', half ass discussions regarding gun control, mental illness, bad media coverage, etc. etc. Like most conservative spun CW drivel it's bullshit, but it has to be dealt with.
The last thing to do is what the Obama campaign and the blogospher has attempted to do up until now. The initial defense seems to be 'we are right about how government helps build business.' No. No no no. Bad dog. Sit. Spit out the elephant. Rule one, don't keep talking about an issue the other side has framed successfully. Like it or not, we have lost the 'gum'ing v. free innerpriiize' argument for now. Continuing to speak about it only reinforces the narrative no matter how 'right' you may be.
But there's an easy pivot, and it offers a wonderful opportunity to throw an anchor on the third and final prong of Rmoney's candidacy. Rmoney has not yet effectively set the frame about his work at the Olympics. He seeks to do so in London. So it's time set the frame ourselves and seriously challenge Rmoney's alleged success story. We need to pivot from arguing about the success of business being helped along by government to 'Olympic Games are not possible without investment by government in in infrastructure and in its people. Just look at Rmoney's Olympics.'
There's so many angles to be had. Rmoney's self dealing. Tie Romney to Bush. China's spectacular Olympics. Losing a bid to Brazil because of Republican refusal to support the Chicago bid (link to Chicago World's Fairs and how they showcased American ingenuity and emerging power). Republican hypocrisy on the two bids. Infrastructure investment. But most of all, that the third leg of Rmoney's campaign was built on the backs of the taxpayer.
Rmoney's Olympics are a total sham, built on federal, state, and municipal investment, not to mention the investment of the LDS. It's time to hit Rmoney on the Olympics with everything we got, and make him look like a total fool in London, whether the news coverage is him with 'the bankers that oversea his millions and are responsible for LIBOR,' or the news coverage is of Rmoney with 'the taxpayers' representatives, whose belief in their nation and the spirit of the Olympics made all this possible.'