Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:47 PM
kpete (51,294 posts)
Democrats Have No Fear Of Romney: “He's just the tallest dwarf.”
Democrats Have No Fear Of Romney
Obama's campaign and its allies laugh, sneer at the likely Republican nominee. “He's just the tallest dwarf.” Confident, or cocky?
Posted Mar 22, 2012 2:33pm EDT
CHICAGO, Ill. — They are afraid of everything from a spike in gas prices to the possibility of war with Iran; from unemployment to the Supreme Court’s striking down the health care law. But one thing Barack Obama’s expensive war machine isn’t afraid of right now is Mitt Romney.
Sure, they respect the Boston headquarters of a professional Republican campaign and they worry about the “Death Star,” the pro-Romney Super PAC Restore Our Future. But after six months of watching Romney drift deeper into traps they spent last year setting for him, Obama’s aides and allies view him with the slavering, gloating anticipation of a tiger stalking a wildebeest.
“I think their assessment is that Romney is much less a threat to them as events are a threat to them, and I agree with that,” former Clinton aide James Carville told BuzzFeed. “Romney cannot beat Obama, only events can beat Obama.”
This point of view has real consequences for how the Obama campaign conducts itself between now and the general election. In particular, it means that most of their time and energy is spent positioning the president around pressing economic issues: The fear over gas prices is palpable in Obama campaign headquarters, where staffers say top advisors frequently huddle to discuss strategy on the issue. They spend far less time worrying about the contrast that’s supposed to be at the core of Romney’s message, his abilities as a manager and his private sector background, in contrast to a president with negligible private sector experience who Romney says is “out of his depth.”
“This is their year of the seven dwarfs,” Trippi said. “He’s just the tallest dwarf.”
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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:07 PM
Vincardog (20,228 posts)
1. It is hard to believe that a vulture capitalist who made millions stealing pensions sending jobs
overseas and bankrupting companies is the best the GOP has to offer.