Monday, September 24, 2012
This Is Hard
“Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring. This is hard and, you know, it’s an important thing that we’re doing right now and it’s an important election and it is time for all Americans to realize how significant this election is and how lucky we are to have someone with Mitt’s qualifications and experience and know-how to be able to have the opportunity to run this country.”
The most amazing thing is she's not talking about liberals or Democrats or even Independents. She's talking about the Republicans who are aghast at Willard's disdain for nearly half of America. How dare anyone question Willard!
Both Republican politicians and pundits have wasted no time in trying to separate themselves from Willard, knowing that his willingness to write off such a large portion of the electorate puts all Republicans in danger (since they chose him as their leader). Here is an example of what Republicans are starting to think about Willard's dysfunctional campaign. This one is from Peggy Noonan (President Reagan's speechwriter):
“But: The Romney campaign has to get turned around. This week I called it incompetent, but only because I was being polite. I really meant “rolling calamity.” A lot of people weighed in, in I suppose expected ways: “Glad you said this,” “Mad you said this.” But, some surprises. No one that I know of defended the campaign or argued “you’re missing some of its quiet excellence.”"