Via left-leaning Buzzfeed, Team Romney finally concedes that Obama is not a “nice guy.”
The Mitts are off. At last!
Standing before hundreds of roaring partisans in this sweltering Pittsburgh suburb Tuesday, Mitt Romney delivered a 30-minute speech that sounded, at times, like a greatest hits compilation of his favorite Obama-knocking stump speech lines. The president was, Romney said, “out of ideas,” and “looking for someone to blame,” and a “crony capitalist.”
One thing he was not: “A nice guy.”
In speeches from Des Moines to Dallas, Romney has always been careful to hedge his tough digs at Obama with a civil nod toward the president’s moral character: “He’s a nice guy,” the Republican has often said. “He just has no idea how the private economy works.” But Tuesday’s speech included no such hedge — and one campaign adviser said there’s a reason for that.
“[Romney] has said Obama’s a nice fellow, he’s just in over his head,” the adviser said. “But I think the governor himself believes this latest round of attacks that have impugned his integrity and accused him of being a felon go so far beyond that pale that he’s really disappointed. He believes it’s time to vet the president. He really hasn’t been vetted; McCain didn’t do it.”
…”I mean, this is a guy who admitted to cocaine use, had a sweetheart deal with his house in Chicago, and was associated and worked with Rod Blagojevich to get Valerie Jarrett appointed to the Senate,” the adviser said. “The bottom line is there’ll be counterattacks.”
If it took Obama wrongly and outrageously calling Romney a “felon”, I say it’s all to the good. Romney finally got a taste of Chicago thug politics and it’s highly unpalatable. Dan Riehl wants this to last all the way to November:
That trickling noise you hear is “the editors” at NRO collectively wetting their panties as this starts to get out. If this is the way the game is going to play out – and keep playing out, the conservative blogosphere is going to have a hell of a good time through the Fall. Lord, I do hope so. And not simply because it feels good to hit Obama but because I’m convinced this is the right call and the only way to win this election.
I agree. Conservatives fully realize that another four years of Obama Chicago-on-the-Potomac tyranny will result in the demise of the United States as we know it. He’s already done nearly irreparable damage since being voted in by an ill-informed and easily duped electorate obsessed with celebrity, “coolness” and superficiality. But this time around, the thug has a record to run on and there’s no reason not to tie that record with his commie-influenced upbringing; close association with radicals like domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and America-hating Reverend Wright; and mob-style, ends-justify-the-means political practices.
Culture of Corruption indeed. It’s about time the GOP stopped operating out of fear of offending the tender sensibilities of so-called swing voters and started waking them up to reality. For that matter, it’s well past time for the GOP to stop operating out of fear, period. The left will falsely brand us “racist”, “xenophobic”, “anti-immigrant”, “anti-Muslim”, “anti-woman”, “anti-gay” and basically “anti” any aggrieved group they exploit for votes no matter what, so let’s try something novel by boldly telling voters the truth about who we elected nearly four years ago.
No, we will never capture the 30% of the country that is hopelessly enthralled by progressivism no matter how many times you argue the facts, as Ellen Snyder and I did for hours last night on twitter. So let’s focus on people who are truly persuadable and genuinely interested in knowing the facts in order to make an informed vote.
By the way, this video is for the liberals Ellen and I tried to educate about the housing/financial crisis:
To the Romney team, if you want to win and prove to the base that you’re willing to fight keep up this up all the way to November…and for crying out loud, invite Governor Sarah Palin to speak at the RNC!