February 24th, 2012
Breathtaking, isn’t it?
I know you can’t believe the audacity of it all, but I’m beginning to warm to Romneybot set to attack mode. My thinking is that Obama’s team, with the liberal media behind him, will be just as ruthless come the general election — so why not have someone who is absolutely brazen in their willingness to go on the attack? Sure, Newt is better at this, but the fact that Romneybot has the setting and has been willing to consistently use it suggests that he won’t roll over like a certain Republican nominee did in 2008. I say keep the breathtaking and hypocritical emails coming — as long as they force the media narrative to shift to Obama and his crap record I’ll be happy.
I had the same reaction, JVL, but then I started coming around to Fake Herzog’s “Impressive … most impressive” viewpoint. Shamelessness is usually a virtue in presidential politics, alas.
I wonder what it’s like to work for Romney and have to churn out this stuff, which must seem ridiculous even to the Gail Gitcho’s who must put it together. No doubt there are a few true believers in his camp. But I assume most of Romney’s staff/advisers are just GOP politico main-chancers — the kind of people who will work with anyone with an “R” next to his name, whatever his principles (or lack thereof), and who signed on with Romney b/c they figured he was their best shot for a job come January 2013.
The problem with “Romney set to attack mode” is that everyone knows his IFF only beeps for his own party- that he’d NEVER pull the kind of guff on Obama and the Dems that he has on the people he expects to turn out and support him. That’s just who he is, folks.