Romneyland is counting on bad economic news to
trump his dog-on-roof story (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)
So even Mitt Romney's own advisers admit that his dog-on-roof story is "a pure negative," but they aren't too worried
... as long as the economy doesn't continue to recover.
One Romney adviser said that the Seamus anecdote is “a pure negative” but that the campaign does not see it as overly damaging in a contest they believe is being shaped overwhelmingly by the economy.
“For crying out loud, with 8.3 percent unemployment, if the dog defeats you, you deserve to be defeated,” said the adviser, who requested anonymity to speak candidly. “Come on. You’ve got to run a good campaign to overcome that. President Obama overcame Reverend Wright and Bill Ayres.”
- The dog-on-roof story doesn't say anything good about Mitt Romney.
- In fact, it's so bad, that the Seamus story is Mitt Romney's Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayres rolled into one.
- But none of that matters because the most important thing to know about next November's election is that last month's unemployment rate was 8.3 percent.
With cracker jack advisers like that, it's no wonder this guy is struggling.