If you were looking forward to a new version of Mitt Romneybot, bad news:
You're stuck with the lonely guy in the middle.
So Mitt Romney's campaign held a conference call for political reporters earlier today, with the ostensible topic being how they were going to re-release Mitt Romney with a renewed set of policy specifics to energize the Republican Right. But instead of promising a new Mitt, they said they were simply planning on pushing out the old Mitt, only moreso. If that makes no sense, don't blame me. Blame them.
The Romney campaign announced Monday that the Republican presidential ticket will start to home in more on the specifics of their policy proposals on the campaign trail.
But on a conference call with reporters, Romney adviser Ed Gillespie said flatly that there would not be any new policy ideas coming from Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. They’ll be focused, Gillespie said, on laying out the details of plans they’ve already announced.
Voters “are eager to hear more details about policies to turn our economy around,” Gillespie said.
Asked if that meant Romney would answer longstanding questions about how he would pay for his tax reform plans and which government agencies he would cut or merge, Gillespie punted.
“We’re not rolling out new policy,” he said, so much as moving to “reinforce more specifics.”
So there's nothing new here. Only the old stuff. It's sort of like that crappy software program that every year gets a new release, but never adds any features. Except this time at least they are being honest and admitting that there's no reason to take a second look. And for preventing us from wasting our time, I think we owe Ed Gillespie and the Romney campaign a small bit of thanks. So, thanks