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Wall Street Journal Opens Fire On Mitt Romney Campaign

July 5, 2012

Several weeks back a friend asked how I viewed the Mitt Romney campaign.  I knew, based on how it was worded, this was more than a glib partisan question, but instead a serious one based on my love of politics and campaigns.  I started my response with what must seem like a stake to the heart of the Mitt Rommey campaign,

“This reminds me of Bob Dole”.

There is such an absence of buzz, excitement, and purpose when it comes to Mitt Romney that is makes even folks such as myself, who love a good presidential race, yawn and reach for a library book.

There is also, I told my friend, ‘a surface response’ to the questions posed to Romney.  It is as if the depth required to get into the meat of policy bores the perfectly combed candidate.  Worse it seems, as evidence by the immigration issues, a lack of conviction combined with too many political calculations from the Romney team for any forward movement to me made.  There seems a willingness on Romney’s part to take the oath of office if elected, but almost no real sense of how to actually win a campaign.

Which leads me to the strong words from the Wall Street Journal today about the Romney campaign.

“Meanwhile, the Obama campaign is assailing Mr. Romney as an out-of-touch rich man, and the rich man obliged by vacationing this week at his lake-side home with a jet-ski cameo. Team Obama is pounding him for Bain Capital, and until a recent ad in Ohio the Romney campaign has been slow to respond. Team Obama is now opening up a new assault on Mr. Romney as a job outsourcer with foreign bank accounts, and if the Boston boys let that one go unanswered, they ought to be fired for malpractice. … Mr. Romney promised Republicans he was the best man to make the case against President Obama, whom they desperately want to defeat. So far Mr. Romney is letting them down.”

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