A WINNABLE ELECTION?
By: John LeBoutillier
The 2012 presidential election remains Romneys to lose.
The deteriorating economy is President Obamas albatross and should be
enough to defeat him on November 6th.
But and it is a significant but Mitt Romney has yet to
convert this inherent advantage into an asset. Why not? Because Romney seems to be a step
slow politically. It is alarming to see a few things:
The President as a candidate not as a president is a far
superior political candidate than Romney.
He is hungrier.
He switches tactics on a dime.
He and his campaign are setting the tone and terms of each weeks debate.
Overall, Team Obama is playing a weak hand much better than Team Romney is
playing their far stronger hand.
Now, lets look at what is wrong with Romney:
He is a wooden, stiff, stilted candidate;
On the stump and in TV interviews, he cannot connect with anyone;
He has clearly lost sight of who he really is: a non-ideological problem-solver;
Instead he has twisted and turned himself into trying to sound like something he
clearly is not: a true-blue conservative;
This turn-into-a-pretzel maneuver is forefront in his head at all times; he is
constantly afraid to deviate from the Right even when the Right is wrong, i.e. on
Simpson Bowles, taxes-on-the-rich, and Pentagon spending cuts;
Team Romney is awful. They are the single worst challenging campaign team
ever in the modern era;
They are slow; they are sloppy and un-disciplined just look at the
horrible behavior of the Romney travelling press secretary in Israel and Poland;
They are stupid, i.e. the Etch-A-Sketch and Its not a tax
pronouncements of Eric Fehrnstrom;