Update: Advice for Mitt Romney might not be needed if Drudge is to be at all believed. October surprise: Drudge teasing potentially gamechanging video to be released tonight. Speculation runs wild. HotAir is right that it is probably not the Michelle “whitey” tape nor the Khalidi tape. What can it be? Speculation runs rampant. Maybe Jeremiah Wright donated something from his vault?
On this Wednesday’s debate Mitt Romney must call out Barack Obama and his lies with a sense of urgency and indignation. Watch Greta Van Susteren rationally but with outrage discuss an important domestic policy issue last night. This is the attitude and facts Mitt Romney should deploy on Wednesday:
In that video Greta Van Susteren discusses the Barack Obama henchmen specifically telling companies to violate the law and that the American taxpayer will pay legal expenses for violations of law. Barack Obama is not upholding his sworn duty to execute the laws of the United States.
Barack Obama is demanding that American corporations lie and violate the law in order to keep the truth of job layoffs to come hidden from the American public.
Mitt Romney must make the case that Barack Obama is killing the American economy and violating the law while at it – then making American taxpayers pay for the lies and corruption at the heart of the Barack Obama diktats.
Quick – what is Mitt Romney’s campaign slogan? We all know Obama’s campaign slogan is the ludicrous “Forward”. What is Mitt Romney’s slogan?
Mitt Romney’s campaign slogan is “Believe in America”. The Mitt Romney campaign slogan should be “Rescue America“. It’s not enough to “believe” – Mitt Romney has to “rescue”. It’s the difference between a sense of urgency and action as opposed to an amorphous Cartesian philosophical discourse.
We have been constant in our critique of Mitt Romney that there is no sense of urgency or force in his campaign against Barack Obama. We are not alone in that analysis. But we are more than critics, we are trying to help.
“The Allen West ad is about leadership and the American people deciding who is needed now for the crisis at hand. THAT’S WHAT THIS AD IS ABOUT – and this ad can easily be used as a template for Mitt Romney ads and Mitt Romney specifically (as we stated above, more on this next week as we provide our best debate advice).”
In that article we hinted that our best advice for Mitt Romney involves John Kerry. We were specifically writing about foreign policy but the analysis applies to domestic policy as well:
“Mitt Romney has to declare that Obama is the problem. Obama bowing and scraping, in between apologies, is the problem. It sends a message of weakness. Of course Obama is weak so the message is apropos. Mitt Romney has to denounce Obama’s pusillanimous postures and demand that Obama be thrown out of office because Obama will get us killed.
We recently discussed George W. Bush’s message in 2004. It was simple: “Bush will keep you safe, John Kerry will get you killed.” Mitt Romney better appropriate that message before Obama gets his slimy hands on it.
Obama wants to run a Bush 2004 campaign with a weak incumbent eventually winning. Mitt Romney has to block that and use the Bush message: “Mitt Romney will keep you safe, Barack Obama will get you killed.”
Mitt Romney must reject the stupidity his campaign committed on that dreadful Saturday when his very own campaign declared this to be a “choice” election. This should not be a choice election. This election should be a referendum on Barack Obama.
Mitt Romney should counter Obama’s lies and duplicities on foreign and domestic policy with vigor. On the Obama convention claim that “Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive” Romney should demonstrate his expertise by declaring “Al Qaeda is Reviving, GM Is Dying“.
“Show a little righteous indignation” Mitt. Expose Barack Obama for what he is and smuggle in a little bit of foreign policy while you’re at it. Also, don’t forget Mitt what was said by Pat Caddell: Let’s face it, media bias has reached a new level of corruption
Lastly, our advice to Mitt Romney is to read this linked article in it’s entirely – it’s called The Video Mitt Romney Better Watch:
“In the last debate John McCain stated nailing down Sen. Obama’s various tax proposals is like nailing Jell-O to the wall. McCain should not have restricted his critique merely to Obama’s “tax proposals”.
Recall, at the height of the Obama gay-bashing and race-baiting campaign – South Carolina – Hillary Clinton spoke about Obama and his record and accountability:
CLINTON: Well, I couldn’t agree more. But I do think that your record and what you say does matter. And when it comes to…
… a lot of the issues that are important in this race, it is sometimes difficult to understand what Senator Obama has said, because as soon as he is confronted on it, he says that’s not what he meant. [snip]
Now, why is this important? It’s important because I think elections are about the future. But how do you determine what will happen in the future? Well, you have to look to the record, you have to look to what we say in campaigns, and what we have done during our careers.
And I want to be just very explicit about this. We are not, neither my campaign nor anyone associated with it, are in any way saying you did not oppose the war in Iraq.
You did. You gave a great speech in 2002 opposing the war in Iraq. That was not what the point of our criticism was.
It was after having given that speech, by the next year the speech was off your Web site. By the next year, you were telling reporters that you agreed with President Bush in his conduct of the war. And by the next year, when you were in the Senate, you were voting to fund the war time after time after time.
So it was more about the distinction between words and action. And I think that is a fair assessment for voters to make.
Barack Obama will try to weasel out of things he has said and done Mitt so don’t you let him. Hold him to account.
Remember our best advice Mitt: Demonstrate to America that you will defend America. The place to start showing you have the fortitude required to be president is this Wednesday Mitt.