Monday, October 08, 2012

Obama's New Campaign Strategy: Tantrums All Day, Every Day!

Mitt Romney’s senior adviser, Ed Gillespie, responds to Obama's post-debate debacle spin, which pretty much consists of three words: Mitt's a liar! (not counting the "nyah, nyah, nyah nyah nyahs"...)

"It reflects desperation on their part,” Gillespie said matter-of-factly. As for the claim that Romney has changed or is lying about his tax plan, which President Obama insists is a $5 trillion tax cut for the rich, Gillespie said, “Even [Obama deputy campaign manager] Stephanie Cutter said they couldn’t substantiate it.”

After the Tax Policy Center looked at whether Romney could keep the code revenue neutral and maintain progressivity, six studies, according to Gillespie, said it could be done. So obviously Romney didn’t “change” his plan; he simply rebutted the accusation. Is Gillespie surprised at the Obama team’s response to Romney’s explanation of his tax plan? He seems somewhat bemused: “It doesn’t make sense,” he said. “It is like a 7-year-old losing at a checkers game who sweeps the board off.

In other words, it is exactly how Barack Obama has responded to every criticism directed his way for the past 3.5 years:  With a tantrum...

Not exactly a compelling argument for a second term.  But maybe he thinks the American people, like an indulgent parent, will give in to him and just give him what he wants (four more years!), in order to shut him up and get a little peace for themselves.

Ask any parent how well that works out, in the long (and short) term....

1 comment:

LibertyAtStake said...

" order to shut him up and get a little peace for themselves."

Ageless Go-To tactic for the community agitator.