Trying to make the shift from defense to offense, Mitt Romney's campaign accused President Obama Monday of making "political payoffs" to cronies while the middle class suffered. The charge was part of a new line of attack, unveiled after the Romney campaign endured a harsh week that at times seemed to put the GOP candidate on his heels.
Are you surprised at anything Obama would say? Would you be amazed if he and his operatives lied? If so, then you haven't heard of "The Chicago Way." This method of political operations, which has been around since I was a wee lad, is synonymous with corruption, lies, and deceit. Any weapon that can be used to defeat a political opponent can and will be used whether it's true or not.
Power, and winning that power, is all that matters.
This tactic is also one of Alinsky's Rules for Radicals: The ends justify the means. Thanks for the satanic blessing there, Saul.
Well, at least Mitt seems to be listening. He went on Fox News this morning to begin the process and let his supporters know that his will not be a replay of the awful 2008 campaign of John McCain. Remember his statement, "You have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency?"
Yeah, right Johnny. Why don't you go back to the Senate where you can continue to "compromise" with Democrats each and every time, whydoncha?
Anyway, Mitt said this today...
Romney, though, made clear in an interview with Fox News on Monday that he's going to get tougher on the president by more closely scrutinizing his background.
"The best offense is to look at the president's record," Romney said. The former Massachusetts governor also continued to decry the Obama campaign for the tone of its attacks in recent weeks, called them "dishonest" and "misdirected."
"What does it say about a president whose record is so poor that all he can do in his campaign is attack me?" Romney said. "A campaign based on falsehood and dishonesty does not have long legs."
Good on you, Mitt. There's not really much you need to do to sell us. There are way too many of us out of work, who've lost our jobs, our savings and our homes. What we would like to hear is how you're going to fix this beyond undoing all that Obama has done.
Will you be a repeal-minded president? Will you be bold? The nation certainly hopes so. Our future is in the balance. This is important. Please conduct your campaign with the seriousness that is required to assure the American people that you intend to do everything within your power as president to restore our country.