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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:55 PM

Rmoney is using the Rick Scott strategy and he needsvto be called on it.

In 2010 Rick Scott refused to answer questions. He refused to meet with a single editorial board. He relied on his personal fortune to put out the message he wanted.

Now Rmoney will not answer questions about his tax plan such as what deductions he would eliminate. He will not release personal taxes. He is relying on mega bucks from super PACs to get his message out. He talks with the media a bit more, but not much more.

The Dems need to set some traps. The media needs to turn on him. He must not be allowed to campaign like this or the US is screwed if he wins - like Rick Scott.

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Reply Rmoney is using the Rick Scott strategy and he needsvto be called on it. (Original post)
Orlandodem Aug 2012 OP
demgrrrll Aug 2012 #1
sofa king Aug 2012 #2
HooptieWagon Aug 2012 #3
sofa king Aug 2012 #4
HooptieWagon Aug 2012 #5
RedStateLiberal Aug 2012 #6
Arneoker Aug 2012 #7

Response to Orlandodem (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:29 PM

1. You are right. I was in Florida during his campaign and if you were an uninformed voter

his ads were good. He had his mother on televison 24/7 telling everyone in Florida that he bought her a donut shop and that he was a "good boy". The press needs to start dogging WMR.

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Response to Orlandodem (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:35 PM

2. He might just do us the favor...

...of inextricably entangling himself with Scott's awful record.

My better half has put her chips on Pam Bondi, the long arm of Scott's sociopathic policy in Florida, as Romney's VP pick. Her political predictions are rare, but 100% accurate so far this year.

I personally think that the Palin Effect and Bondi's League of German Girls looks--and record--would preclude her from consideration. But signs suggest that she is already working closely with the Romney campaign and, unlike a typical red herring candidate, it is being kept quiet by the Republicans.




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Response to sofa king (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:48 PM

3. No way Bondi gets picked.

She hasn't even been AG for two years yet. While she's not stupid or crazy like Mooselini, I think most voters would say she has nowhere near the experience to be VP.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:02 AM

4. Heh, my better half observes:

"That doesn't seem to matter much to Republicans." And then she reminded me of Bush, Quayle, Agnew, and Palin--four totally unqualified and disastrous candidates in the past eleven elections.

Unfortunately, it is also worth observing that all of those candidates except Palin actually won, and then went on to demonstrate exactly how unqualified they were by doing terrible jobs.

Edit: By adding Bush the Special I have included both Presidential candidates and their running mates, although one could argue that Bush's actual responsibilities as President were probably much closer to the others I've named above. The odds are even worse (for America) that the GOP will pick a bad candidate when one considers that only around 13 Republicans (by my likely inaccurate guess, and not including Romney) have run for President or Vice President since 1968. Thirty percent of Republican picks since '68 have been terrible choices, and they only regret one of them.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:18 AM

5. I am friends with

her step-son. Theres no talk about VP. She might try for the Gov office in the future.

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Response to Orlandodem (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:42 AM

6. The national stage is much bigger

so maybe the media will turn on him if he continues to avoid doing more interviews.

I'll bet they need those big interviews for election season ratings and newspaper/magazine sales etc. so they'll keep hounding him.

Whether they'll hold his feet to the fire for his deceptions and lack of transparency is the real question. So far many seem to be covering for him to keep the race close but I can see that turning around if he pulls a Palin and only goes to Faux News.

Dems need to control the narrative and keep the heat on Romney over Bain and tax returns and his blunders. Setting traps like the Reid's comments on his tax returns helps IMHO. Our pathetic corporate media basically just covers conflict because that drives ratings.

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Response to Orlandodem (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:59 AM

7. The Democrats need to start making claims about what his plans mean, to the extent that they are

known, and that give him the harm of the doubt. When he starts whining about it, then the response should be, "Well gee, you haven't said anything more specific, so we are just trying to put out our best guess about what kinds of policies your election would lead to. And you can always give out specifics if you think that we are being unfair."

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