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Not generally a fan of wingnut campaign analysis, but there is this:

If I could put my finger on it, I would say the Romney campaign has been poorly managed. They haven’t staged their candidate well, and their messaging has been incoherent, to put it nicely.
----Christopher Ruddy, editor and CEO of Newsmax Media Inc.

And also this:

We saw this mismanagement early in the primary. Those in the Romney campaign should have locked up their candidate’s nomination by January. But the campaign team decided they didn’t want to owe the conservative base of the GOP much, so they decided to forego the usual outreach efforts. Instead, they spent tens of millions of dollars in attack ads against fellow Republicans.
And this:
There were so many messages, it was disorienting: “Mitt is a regular guy.” “We’re a diverse party.” “Hi, I’m Chris Christie, and I’m running for re-election.” “Ann humanizes Mitt.” “We’re proud of the Mormon faith.” “The Bush years were not as bad as you thought.” “Bain Capital is not an evil company.” Add to these a bunch of sub-themes that have faded into oblivion.
There is much more like this on the Houston Chronicle's website. (The article was originally published on NEWSMAX and reprinted on Houston Chronicle's website).

Here is the link:

2:52 PM PT: And this is how the author sums up:

Obama critics have been touting Edward Klein’s new best-selling book about Obama entitled “Amateur.” But it’s looking more and more that Obama is no amateur, while the Romney campaign has more than its fair share of them.

3:39 PM PT: Pat Caddell: Romney Campaign Worst in My Lifetime

“I watched Romney yesterday, I swear to God, there is no urgency to this man,” he said. “He is running, as I said this morning, bored. … He has no message other than 'I'd like to win and by the way I have a secret formula.' He may still win with this, but not if Obama's at 50 percent approval.”


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