Friday, July 6, 2012

Getting the right diagnosis for the "Romney problem"

It looks like the Romney campaign has reacted to the Republican freak-out that reached a new peak yesterday.
Mitt Romney is planning to fortify his communications and messaging team by adding seasoned operatives, advisers close to the campaign said Thursday, after withering criticism from prominent conservative voices that his insular team has fumbled recent opportunities.
The question this raises is whether or not he's reached the right diagnosis for the problem he's trying to solve.

In other words, is his campaign in trouble because of his staff? Or is it the candidate himself?

Or is there a problem with his message?

Or is it perhaps his party's lunatic base that he has to pander to?

Or is it all of the above?

Ding, ding, ding...we have a winner!


  1. Well, I guess we'll soon find out whether polishing a turd is actually possible if you spend enough.

    The Republican message: corporations are people, fetuses are people, women who use birth control are sluts, the uninsured are toast, $374,000 isn't much money -- nope, the best lipstick in the world won't do much for this pig.

    1. That's how I see it too. At this point, it doesn't matter whom he hires. Those who will vote for him vote Republican regardless who the candidate is. The rest of us won't be swayed by an expensive PR campaign.