A Suicidal Campaign

From “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan pursue united front strategy,” Mike Allen and Jim VanderHei, Politico:

“Advisers say the [Romney] campaign has no plans to pivot from its previous view that diving into details during a general-election race would be suicidal.

“The Romney strategy is simple: Hammer away at Obama for proposing cuts to Medicare and promise, in vague, aspirational ways, to protect the program for future retirees — but don’t get pulled into a public discussion of the most unpopular parts of the Ryan plan.”  Emphasis added.

Good luck with that!  Voters are too scared by Ryan to be mollified by “vague, aspirational” fluff.
The Romney campaign has  already spent the first week since Ryan’s rollout trying to explain how the two running mates agree/kinda sorta disagree/no, really actually agree on Ryan’s plan.  That’s a week not spent attacking President Obama and the economy.  Every time they say “$716 billion,” they’re losing precious time… and the election.
If they understood that details are suicidal, why did they choose Ryan, the guy most closely identified with details in the entire GOP?  There is a vast middle ground between the content-free Palin and the number-numbing Ryan.

2 comments on “A Suicidal Campaign

  1. Roni Jordan says:

    I’d be happy to assist in this suicide.

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