Mitt Romney has a new web ad out about Rick Perry. I star in it.This is a necessary attack from Mitt Romney. Had he not pushed something out like this, the story would be that Mitt Romney got wounded last night. In several unscripted, unguarded moments he mentioned he failed to keep costs down in Massachusetts and was worried about illegals working for him because he was running for political office.Mitt Romney had to do this.What is interesting about the way it is done is that you’ll notice all the shots of CNN in the background. And pretty much all the footage is CNN footage. Why?Well because they want to give people the impression that Rick Perry flubbed last night’s debate and distract from Romney’s slip ups. The timeline on the comments in the video is grossly distorted.They certainly did not come from last night’s debate. I wasn’t even available to talk about last night’s debate due to a family matter. I think a good portion of both Gloria Borger’s and my comments came after the disastrous Fox News debate. They certainly did not come after last night’s debate. But that seems to be the impression Romney wants to give.Romney had to do this to distract from this being the first debate where he bled. But I think the story is going to be that Romney’s team spliced up and edited the footage to convey the impression that this was all about last night’s debate to push the narrative that Perry flubbed yet again.After all, Perry’s performance last night was good for him and Romney knows what’s going to happen if Perry rebounds. He cannot afford for that to happen. He knows, like we do, that he has never gotten above 25.0% in the Real Clear Politics polling average since November of 2010.
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES It has long been the conventional wisdom that Republicans and conservatives just don’t “get it” with respect to popular culture. It was actually a relatively fair critique as Republicans often railed about popular culture and attempting (incorrectly) to blame it on the downfall of society. It paid, electorally, to shun and mock mainstream pop culture rather than engage and | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES You know what I have really gotten sick of? The ridiculous petty bickering between Cruz and Rubio as the two of them jockey to be the last guy standing to take on Trump. They are both operating from the unproven (and likely erroneous) assumption that they can duke it out forever without taking on Trump in the process, and | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES In a matter of hours, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, and John Kasich will take the stage one week ahead of the South Carolina primary. There are several different storylines going into tonight, and each of them will hit their climax during the debate. 1. This Debate Is Donald Trump’s To Lose Yes, both | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES Or should I say “Hilariously Ridiculous? You be the judge. I missed this earlier, but lucky for me The Right Scoop didn’t. This is absolutely hilarious. Andrea Mitchell was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning and her reaction to the Cruz “Office Space” campaign ad is … well it’s priceless. I’ll be honest with you, I love his clip. | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES Donald Trump has a problem with God. Or more specifically, he has a ‘God problem.’ At least when it comes to voters in South Carolina, for whom Christian faith is often a requirement in a public official. This is simply the reality of the state, not a judgment on religion. But Donald Trump is not credible when it comes | Read More »