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Thu Jul 5, 2012, 04:02 PM

Conservative griping about Mitt Romney grows [View all]

Source: Politico

The Romney campaign is grappling with an unexpected swell of Republican complaints about the former Massachusetts governor’s political operation, at least temporarily disrupting the legendarily disciplined message of the presumptive GOP nominee.

What began over the weekend with a few stray tweets from Fox News media baron Rupert Murdoch has grown into a larger chorus of criticism from the right over the deftness (or lack thereof) of Romney’s team.

On Thursday, Romney’s team put out word of a massive $100 million fundraising haul - but their skill in attracting donors has done little to tamp down long-standing concerns within the GOP about the insularity and rigidness of the Romney camp. Those gripes are now being aired in public, as center-right staples from the Wall Street Journal editorial page to conservative radio host Laura Ingraham lament what they view as an uninspired, passive campaign. Romney’s general-election approach has resembled the strategy he used during the GOP primaries, a keep-your-head-down, minimalist effort aimed at keeping the focus on his opponent. That’s been a greater challenge for Romney as he faces President Barack Obama instead of Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

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“I worry the absence of policy comes from a general absence of passion/ideas,” said one Republican insider, who asked not to be identified criticizing the campaign. “I mean, what the hell does Mitt care about? What does he want to do? I don’t know.”





Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78154.html





he's a rich guy who wants to be president. Just to give him something to do. his next hobby. that's my take

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