The Romney Campaign: A ‘Duh’ and a Disappointment

This morning while perusing the news of the day, I was struck by two articles that left me frustrated and angry. Though addressing separate issues, the two articles are related in a disturbing way.
The first, Erick Erickson’s ‘Treat the Press as Enemy Collaborators’ (, details the MSM’s two latest antics: their coverage of Romney’s comments on the unrest in the Middle East, and, their emerging spin of Romney’s secretly recorded ‘47%’ remarks.
Erickson, one of the most astute conservative commentators out there today, does not, himself, find the MSM’s Obama cheerleading surprising…nor do even the most casual conservative observers. However, Erickson apparently feels compelled to restate the obvious for the benefit of the Romney campaign: the MSM is unfathomably corrupt.  Duh!
I am flummoxed. Election Day is some fifty days hence, and the Romney campaign must be reminded of the MSM’s lack of journalistic scruples?!
The time for gnashing teeth and whining about the MSM have long since passed; the MSM are what they are; they are what they have been, for what, going on forty years? The MSM will not undergo mass epiphanies before November; in fact, they are doubling down on their unadulterated and unabashed pro-Obama propaganda.
I know it. You know it. The guy at the service station knows it; my dogs know it. Why the hell doesn’t the Romney campaign know it?
Recovering from Erickson’s article, I continue my early morning surfing and read Byron York’s ‘Romney lopes along as Dems run for their lives’ (
York details Romney’s less than strenuous campaign schedule for the last week and goes on to list the various spins offered by Romney’s campaign staff. I find those explanations hollow and rather unconvincing.
I accept and understand the burdens and time requirements of fundraising, one of the aforementioned explanations. However, do Romney’s advisors not recognize the urgent and critical need for their candidate to sell himself and his agenda personally? Paul Ryan can’t be expected to do all the heavy lifting.
The articles paint an alarming picture of the campaign’s judgment and priorities.
Its naïveté regarding the MSM is beyond unbelievable. Romney plays by the rules; the MSM has no rules. Obama appeases the Islamist radicals; Romney appeases a hostile press. The outcomes of both strategies are similar.
Romney’s handlers waste precious time. Romney’s absence from the stump allows the media to define and defile him and his policies.
The Romney campaign makes nice with the barbarians (MSM) and fiddles while the Republic burns.

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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.
  • Lar9291

    They say every man has his price and if that’s so, the Republicans need to offer Mr. Axelrod whatever it takes to get him to dump Obabama’s campaign and come over to Romney’s. He  (Axelrod) is a genius in his field and we Republican’s don’t seem to know the first thing about running a campaign. Mitt needs to stop being such a nice guy and for the time being at least, act like a Chicago pollitician. He’s acting instead more like Mr. Nice Guy as McCain did four years ago and we all know what that got us, don’t we?

  • venter

    I agree .  Romney is not a politician.  We have enough of them!  A good card play and businessman won’t show their plan.   I feel Romney is always listening and planning  on how he  needs to get the country back to what it once was.  With MSM always  going after him he has to let it all out and go back to being Mr . Nice when he is in the White House.

  • Wheels55

    That’s right – Romney is not a real politican. All the more reason to vote for him.