Romney’s Campaign: What Conservatives Want to Hear; What the Undecided Need to Hear?

As a conservative, I seethe with anger at Obama’s efforts to wreck our country’s economy, culture and way of life. The list of lies, extra-constitutional abuses, socialistic policies and foreign policy snafus is already endless…and they mount daily. Which one will drive me nuts today?

I desperately want to fight back; I want Romney to furiously tear into Obama and point out, in the most vivid terms, the harm to the Republic this president has done and would continue to do. I want Romney to channel my rage…if for no other reason, to let me know he understands the immensity of the Obama threat.

I want reassurance Romney knows this is not just another election; that November 6 truly marks a fork in the road for the country. I feel it; I know it. Please Mitt, let me know that you know it.

The Romney campaign has been lambasted from all quarters.

The MSM have written Romney off; their motives, the usual: insularity, partisanship and arrogance. Whether contrived or otherwise, the media’s accusations of incompetence pour forth every day, attacking Romney for real, but mostly imagined, missteps and misdeeds. But, this is to be expected.

And, many conservatives also echo my frustrations. “Get tough, Mitt.” “Get after him, Mitt; take it to Obama.” “Obama’s not a nice guy, Mitt.” Perhaps driven by daily teeth-gnashing caused by increasingly questionable polling results, we want blood drawn.

But, though our desires are understandable, would it be wise for Romney to, figuratively, smash Obama in the face?

In these highly partisan times it seems impossible any voter could remain undecided, but they exist. As fervent conservatives, we look with disdain at the equivocating undecided, wondering how the hell…

But, whether we understand or like it, the undecided may hold the key to victory in November. They apparently are a fickle group; non-ideologues whose decisions will be made based on the trivial…likeability, appearance…the color of the candidates’ ties for all I know.

Though personally galling, these precious 3 to 5 percent undecided can’t be ignored. Obviously, the Romney campaign is deliberately laying off the ‘fire and brimstone’ in deference to the undecided.

Emotionally, do I like it? No. Is it a good strategy? I don’t know. We’ll all find out in November.

However, despite how I “feel,” the pragmatism of the strategy should be discussed and evaluated unemotionally.

Author Bio:

graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia, Rodney authored “Leading Your Business to the Next Level,” a non-fiction business book in 2005. “Powers Not Delegated” is Rodney’s first foray into fiction; the book meshes his knowledge of history, business and current events to produce a relevant and plausible tale of domestic and international intrigue. Additionally, Rodney writes political commentary on his own blog and for other nationally known blogs/websites. Rodney lives in Atlanta. His passions include hiking, photography, history, reading, and, of course, University of Georgia football.
  • Bill

    Why is it that liberals are OK being nasty and in so doing gaining independent voters while conservatives are afraid to emulate for fear of isolating independents?

  • Sroysr

    the thing that scares me the most is that the republicans haven’t put forth a strong enough nominee since ronald “i paid for that microphone, now turn it on!” reagan was the nominee.

    geo.h.w. bush only had to stand firm on his “read my lips…” pledge and the clintons would’ve been nothing more than a mere footnote in our political history.

    it was bob dole’s “turn?” really, there wasn’t anyone else that could at least equivocate the conservative message? “stop lying about my record!” is simply not a campaign slogan.

    g.w. bush proved he was a leader just by the fact that he stood tall and stopped al gore from stealing the election. the dems look at it differently but thankfully one of our constitutionally mandated branches of gov’t disagreed. i do think the 2 wars were a correct response to 9/11 as syrian threats have proven that wmd’s did indeed exist. his rather profligate domestic spending showed no such backbone, however.  pres. bush was not a man that seemed to “command” the respect needed as the closeness of his 2 elections showed us.

    mccain was far too weak a candidate and seemed to stand for nothing. think about this: how is it that the last 2 genuine war heroes, dole & mccain, and i purposely DO NOT include nor consider kerry to be anything even close to resembling one, have been so badly beaten at the polls?

    unfortunately, though romney has been very successful at running, organizing and just being plain good at fixing the things that this country so desperately needs fixed right now, he just seems to be too reticent to stand up forcefully to obama and the dems. unless i missed it, a simple question to the president, ” i provided my taxes and proved that harry reid is a liar beyond any doubt. why have you not recognized and distanced yourself from  a prominent and constitutionally sworn-in leader from your party is capable of such an act? 

  • Shane Gilmore

    What needs to happen at these debates is they need to be opened up to all candidates that are on the ballots.  Why is Gary Johnson being ignored.  People need to know that they are not stuck between voting for an empty suit like Governor Romney or the dismal failure of President Obama.  The Republicans are just as responsible for the mess we are in as the Democrats.  The definition of insanity:  doing the same thing over and over and expecting THIS TIME something will be different.  Much of President Obama’s support would diminish if the voters knew about ALL their options.

  • NS Sherlock

    We know Romney will clean obummah’s clock in the debates, but he needs to raise his voice and drive home the fact that obummah LIES (and then start naming each lie). On the other hand, the libs are already making excuses for the obummah ‘meltdown’ and lack of intelligence during the debates because ‘he’s too busy to worry about the debate”. Maybe he should skip the debates entirely, and just place an empty suit on the chair.

    • Wheels55

      Obama is too busy to meet with international leaders.
      Obama did not know about fast and furious.
      Obama did not know about the terrorist attack in Libya (he is so in tune with Hollywood, he thought that was all it was)
      Obama did not know….
      It isn’t his fault….
      He needs more time to….still not govern, still not know and not take fault?

      Romney simply needs to spell out the tasks & how and when he will take care of them. He shouldn’t worry about the entitled (but should never say so). He can win with that.

    • Wheels55

      I’m liking the empty chair idea.

  • Stephen Weber

    Do unto others as you would have them do to you 
    what is mine is yours
    Words of angels

    • NS Sherlock

      According to this administration…

      What’s yours is mine, and what’s mine is mine.

  • Wheels55

    Mitt needs to take the higher road so he can point out that Obama’s negative name-calling and lies are not what America needs. If Mitt falls to Obama’s level, his real message will not be heard by the undecided voters. This election is so much about the popular guy and America has gotten used to seeing smear tactics to vote someoine off the island. But Mitt needs to stand taller and tell the truth about the next four years.