Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fini, part deux

Bad ideas, bad messenger -- we know which one the GOP will blame by the Wednesday after the election, if not (cough STENCH cough) before:

Public criticism of Mitt Romney’s race for the White House has risen sharply, with six in 10 Americans expressing a negative opinion of how he’s handling his campaign and a majority responding unfavorably to his comments on people who don’t pay income taxes.

Sixty-one percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll hold an unfavorable view of how Romney’s handling his presidential campaign, up by 12 percentage points since mid-July. Far fewer, 35 percent, rate Romney’s performance positively, essentially unchanged.

Barack Obama’s ratings for handling his campaign are substantially better, 54-43 percent, favorable-unfavorable. And while ratings of Romney’s campaign have grown more negative, favorable ratings of Obama’s campaign efforts have gained 8 points since July.
He's pretty much terminal, the "stench" is his putrification.  Mitt Romney has been successfully (in large part by his own personality and actions) as being un-caffeinated Donald Trump, just as crazy, disconnected, and assholish.  Romney fell right into the trap the Obama campaign set for him, scratch that, thanks to the tea-baggers he jumped into it feet first.

You do not come back from that -- now he is literally praying that events he has no control over will save him (and I don't mean poor job numbers like +75k, but numbers like minus 100k or more, or a massive Obama mistake, not just some edit the GOP tries to make one, those by now just fit into the Romney is a lying sack of shit narrative).  It isn't going to come from the debates.

People DO NOT LIKE MITT ROMNEY, in fact most hold him in contempt, that is going to be people's perception going into the debates -- unless he completely abandons his base (thereby pissing them off royally) and comes into the debate as a completely new AND authentic person (impossible) he will lose all three of them ... and badly.


StonyPillow said...

"Help me, Bibi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."

Anonymous said...

Good analysis. Mitt's obviously a turkey of a candidate and a bland, vacuous imitation of a human being.

But I have hope that something much larger is happening, too, something that we can't pin on Mitt alone: Reagan's magical bullshit isn't working like it used to. The Republican lines that have delivered votes reliably for three decades aren't taking hold like they once did. We're finally talking about tax brackets and economic fairness and women's rights and poverty again.

And it's not really because the Dems have been leaders on these issues... I think larger shifts are afoot.

Exciting times.

Montag said...

I'm looking forward to the next two or three weeks. In that time, I'm kind of hoping that Ryan starts running against him, too.

Anonymous said...

I'm seeing Ali vs. Cleveland "Big Cat" Williams redux.

pansypoo said...

this is not gonna lead to a rese of the publiklan party. they will only triple down until the whole grover wing implodes.

merlallen said...

cheney will engineer a terror attack to help him

merlallen said...

same here montag, i hope ryan goes down in flames