Governor Romney had a great week this past week, by far the best in this camapign.
Whoever writes The Making of the President 2012 should mark this week as a critical turning point in the election.
Governor Romney found his voice.
You didn’t hear that from the media. The media’s not throwing hosannas at the Romney campaign for the Governor’s brilliant campaign, but it should.
The Governor got his voice. His campaign had narrowly been focusing on the economy. The Obama Campaign has been all over the place, campaigning with the politics of personal destruction against the Republican.
Sooner or later, the President will speak off-teleprompter, and his spontaneous remarks will get him into trouble. Last month it was “The private economy is doing fine.” A week ago Friday it was his impromptu remark “If you’ got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Yes, you owe your success to someone else, inferentially the government, not hard work on your part.
That set the Governor off this week. In one appearance in the battleground state of Ohio he asked the audience “Let me ask you this – did you build your business? If you did, raise your hand.”
Many attendees did, along with signs that said “I built my own business.”
He also lashed out directly at the President’s gaffe or Freudian Slip, whichever: “The idea to sat that Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple, that Henry Ford didn’t build Ford Motor … to say something like that is not just foolishness, it is insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America, and it’s wrong.”
He was just getting warmed up. He noted that President Obama had held 100 fundraisers in the past six months, but had not once met with his Jobs Council. He emphasized the President is not creating jobs for us, but that his “priority is trying to keep his own job, and that’s why he’s going to lose.”
It’s not so much what Governor Romney said, it’s how he said it – with emotion, from the heart. He found
his voice. He wasn’t dull, droll, pedantic, or half-hearted. He felt it, and so did the crowd. They were moved. Check out the videos.
We are witnessing a replay of 1980. The voters realized that President Carter was not up to the job, but they weren’t convinced that Governor Reagan was a wise alternative. Governor Reagan’s acceptance speech at the Republican Convention assuaged their doubts, and he elected in a landslide.
We know that President Obama should be given a retirement present on January 21, 2013 at 12:01PM as Governor Romney is inaugurated as President – a Chevy Volt.
If Governor Reagan delivers his speech as he did last week, with the same contents and emotion, the public will elect him in a landslide.
Governor Romney had a great week for other reasons. It is clear that his campaign is out-raising and under-spending the Obama Campaign, which is spending more than it takes in. The republicans raised $106 million in June compared to $70 million for the Democrats. The Republicans also have $170 million in the bank compared to $147 million for the Democrats. This Obama Presidential Campaign is not going to drown out an underfunded Senator McCain this year.
The Obama campaign spent $58 million in June, $38.2 million in ads, negative ads, directed at Governor Romney nationally and in battle ground states. It was trying to define the Governor in a negative way, so that voters would view him as a greater threat to their well-being and the economy than the incumbent, who is running away from his record.
They threw everything at Governor Romney, Bain Capital, outsourcing, tax returns, hiding offshore assets, possible felon, Medicare. The truth, falsity or relevance of the charges was irrelevant. This was the Chicago Rules applied to Presidential Politics.
Obama took his best shot at Romney, who stands tall. It failed, serving only to further diminish the current Presidency.
The polls fluctuated little, with either leading or trailing by a few points, both nationally and in the battleground states. Polls at this stage are hardly indicative of anything, except that the President’s positives have not risen while his negatives have. The incumbent President cannot break 50% favorability. We are looking at bad omens for the Obama Campaign.
The Romney Campaign is now ready to go on the attack against a weakened Obama campaign. Indeed, check out some of the recent Romney ads which parallel his statements above.
How else do we know the Governor had a great week? Republican pundits are politicians were decrying 2-3 weeks ago his failure to take off the gloves in running a lackluster campaign. Questions were raised if he really had the fire in the belly. No more! They liked what they saw his week.
Governor Romney found his voice last week, and has the funds to amplify it.