The Washington Post claims (pleads) that Mitt needs/is going to go McCain mushy…and that reveals a very interesting tell if the Mother Jones tape really hurt Romney
Round 1. Use heavily weighted Democratic voter polls based on outperforming or turnout that will mirror 2008 to depress the GOP base turnout. Round 2:
Interesting, watch the stretch of these points the notoriously left publication tries to claim. No doubt another tool in trying to cause dissension in the conservative base:
In the course of a single night, Romney said:
* On his “47 percent” comment: “This is a campaign about the 100 percent.”
* On health care: “Now and then, the president says I’m the grandfather of Obamacare. I don’t think he meant that as a compliment, but I’ll take it.”
* On immigration: ”I said I’m not in favor of a deportation — a mass deportation effort rounding up 12 million people and kicking them out of the country.”
* On gay marriage: “I would like to have the term ‘marriage’ continue to be associated with a relationship between one man and one woman, and that certainly doesn’t prevent two people of the same gender living in a loving relationship together having gay domestic partnership, if you will.”
Concluded NBC’s “First Read” of Romney’s remarks: “Last night was the candidate many of us expected to start seeing in June or July, not in September — it was the Romney of 2004.”
We’ve long wondered when the centrist Romney might emerge — particularly as his statement on the protests in Libya and even his initial handling of the “47 percent” video seemed driven by a “reassure the base” strategy that, to our mind, is almost entirely unnecessary.
What a crock! Campaign about 100% is going left? Health care remark is going left? Romney’s strong immigration stances and being in favor of legal immigration are well stated…and the
ComPost thinks that saying that he isn’t in favor of a mass deportation of illegals is going left? The gay marriage remark? Romney is simply reaffirming his position that marriage should be between a man and a woman but he’s not going to Spanish Inquisition to keep gays apart. I remember Ronald Reagan was asked what he thought of homosexuality and he simply stated “I don’t have anything against them except my old fashionedness.” *facepalm*
Yes, this is a very interesting tell that Romney probably solidified his base with his 47% remark. Granted, I think Romney jumbled and disjointed the statement. Unprepared statements and having general improv conversations occasionally yield statements like this. This happens all the time but I know what he was getting at. This is a tell that the 47% remark did minimal to no damage and Rasmussen and Gallup confirm that. However, swing state polls show at most it may have pushed about 2 points toward Obama. Once the immediate data that happened gets washed out, Romney gets back on level ground and will have innoculated himself against another failed Dem attack.
Oh, by the way…for all those stories about Mitt having money problems. From the same article:
Romney starts general election with $43 million cash edge: Mitt Romney and affiliated Republican committees started the general election this month with a $168.5 million to $125 million cash on hand advantage, according to August financial reports filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission.
While Obama’s actual campaign retains a big cash edge on Romney’s, $88.8 million to $50.4 million, Romney has much more money stashed in the Republican National Committee and a joint fundraising committee that raises funds for his campaign and the RNC. When you add those in for both he and Obama, he has the $43 million edge.
In fact, the RNC has a $76.6 million to $7.1 million advantage over the Democratic National Committee — more than 10-to-1.
The money virtually assures that Republicans will far outspend Democrats down the stretch in the presidential race, especially when you add in outside groups.
6 weeks left, October and the debates left. Time to put Obama away. Do it with your dollars and if possible by making calls and knocking on doors. Donate to Mitt here.
By the way, the GOP is so depressed and unenthusiastic, the GOP ground game effort has surpassed Bush-Cheney efforts in 2004 with still six weeks left. That is very impressive. Well deserved congratulations and thanks goes out to the national GOP ground game organization.