Frankly at this early stage, polls go up, polls go down,” Romney said in an interview on Wednesday with ABC’s David Muir on the campaign trail in Toledo, Ohio.Which of course leads, inevitably, to someone posting this Simpsons video:
Romney then holds out hope that the debates will be his salvation:
“We have a chance during the debate to make our message clear to the American people,” the former Massachusetts governor told Muir, “and I’m absolutely convinced that when people see the two of us talk about our direction for America they’re going to support me because I know what it takes to make the economy going again, and the president has proven he does not.”Later in the article, Romney continues to insist things are going swimmingly and the race is neck and neck:
“I’m tied in the national polls, both Gallup and Rasmussen have the numbers at even,” he told ABC News. “State by state you’ve got some advertising going on from the Obama people , which expresses their views on my positions which frankly, I think are inaccurate, and in some cases, dishonest.”So he buys the age-old right wing melodrama of a media hopelessly biased against them and readily adopts the fundamentally new and widespread -- if only on the right -- narrative that the media, including Fox, have thrown their long term reputations away and are deliberately skewing polls to give right wingers a sad so they won't vote out the Kenyan usurper.
Yep. Things are going fine. Polls go up, polls go down.