That was an energetic but respectful exchange. I am not going to make any assumptions-I will wait to see what happens after the convention.
Why doesn't Romney's campaign team get some hard hitting ads out there. Most of us could offer some suggestions, I'm sure. The campaign team needs only to state some facts from obama himself..."You didn't build that" and a host of other really dumb statements. Plus the fact that obama has sold America to China for $15T. Romney/Ryan need to hammer obama daily, over and over, to let America know just how awful obama has been and he won't get any better if he (God forbid) gets re-elected. America can't survive another four years of obama....we're doomed if he gets re-elected in my opinion.
and with all due respect to the folks that are writing in magazines, and the book writers, and the TV commentators (and presumably he means the talk show hosts)... and to be honest with you I wouldn't hire you to run my campaign.
Straight from the horses mouth. "Have faith", he says, "trust "our" smarts" he infers, "... I don't care what you say, we'll run our campaign without pesky input from you detestable lunchbox conservatives." McLame is written all over this campaign. They're fiddling while America burns. The only bright spot in all this is Paul Ryan... but he's too nice to be ruthless with these subversives.
This makes Sununu a gas bag and a fake "darling" for the talk hosts. He won't listen one bit to the very valid criticism of Romney's campaign. He'll run it into the ground the way he wants. And in the end we can rip our hair out and tear our clothes as we see Obama ascend the stairs at his Second Innaugural. God help us.
laura needs to listen more and show some restraint. i don't see the logic to her questions and i do believe that timing is very important. the dirt obama is throwing now will be old news when it matters most and closer to the election will be the time to hit obama hard. it is important that the things you hit him with are fresh in the voters mind when they are in the booth.
Romney is going to have to put his Sh*t kicking boots on,get a backbone and a BIG set of Brass balls to beat this clown. He needs a voice to get peoples attention.Obama seems to think we are going to bring a knife to a gunfight.No, Romney had better bring a dang AK.
Enough of the Mr Nice Guy Romney. WAR.
I'd like to know what ruthless means to Romney.
Does it mean go totally at ever one of obama's insults and lies or not offer him a doilie under his iced tea.
We will know how "ruthless" he will be 2 weeks after the convention.
I think Laura is a good person, but she is dead wrong -- first clue was citing those 2 cr*p polls in the Talking Points Memo. Sununu is exactly right -- none of these pundits have run a presidential campaign (some have worked for a sitting POTUS, but that is a vastly different thing) and they *all* expect instant gratification. The one guy who has not only run (and won) a presidential campaign, but who did it TWICE, Karl Rove, isn't panicking. I'm taking my cues from him, not Laura or the other talking heads.
I don't know why but I believe Sununu!! Possibly it's because Romney can be a ruthless opponent, well, he's tried his claws on his GOP opponents earlier this year! It is going to be very hard for the party that has skeletons in their closets: hint! hint! I don't see him as the (naive) gentleman that McCain was. Not at all!
Folks like Sununu said the same 4 years ago when McCain lost. You remember how Obama first trashed H. Clinton and then McCain? McCain was trying to play nice and he lost. I fear it will be the same this time around.
I still regret Newt Gingrich didn't win the primaries; he would have taken Obummer to the woodshed, no doubt about that.
Re the video still - trying to think who Sununu reminds me of. Maybe one of the 'outraged' old ladies in those old b&w movies? Cracks me up.
Maybe if he was going to be as dirty and low-down with Obama as he was with Fred! Thompson and every other Republican (with the exception of Huntsman and Ron Paul), I'd be impressed.
The Fox sample was D+11 and the CNN sample was so skewed that they didn't bother publishing the cross tab information. Scott Rasmussen published a poll on the very same day which showed it 47-43 in favor of Romney. That taken with the fact that Mitt is legally prohibited from accessing his campaign cash until after the Convention is keeping him from answering in a manner consistent with what Ingraham would like to see, means that she is far off of the mark with her analysis. Eeyore has nothing on Laura.
I usually agree with her, but not this time.
Laura should know better than to treat these bogus MSM polls with samples of D+ double digits as legitimate. This is one example of why the GOP is called the Stupid Party.
Having said that, the Romney camp needs to get their act together and learn how to fight.
They could start by listening to Richard Viguerie. He needs to pick a conservative VP, not some milquetoast Beltway Rino.
RS, thanks for posting the interview.
What Sununu is saying is all fine and good, but the campaign continues to make a fundamental mistake.
The campaign assumes that antipathy towards Obama among independent conservatives will drive these people to the polls in 2012 to support Romney.
The assumption is wrong, however Romney can help rectify matters with the right VP choice:
Viguerie Launches Campaign Urging Gov. Romney to Pick Conservative VP
With the state of the economy, the unemployment, the trillions in debt, the broken campaign promises by Obama. All factors considered Romney should be ahead by at least 10 points. The fact that he is behind only shows we are stuck with a weak candidate.
McCain 2 the Obamaloney chronicles.
C'mon folks. I know we are all frustrated and scared to death about what will happen to our country if O gets another term. That being said, who are we to second guess Romney's strategy? If he had the ability to take out "excellent" opponents in the primary, what makes you think he's not capable of taking out such an EASY opponent by the time we get to the general? It all has to do with election rules and how money is spent. Remember the polls mean nada, zip, nothing. Reagan and Carter were tied in the polls at this point and Reagan won by a landslide.
Let's keep our "chins up" and show some patience. We can't armchair quarterback this thing.
Hang on a second girlie. What if your armchair is an exact duplicate of Captain James T. Kirk's? Uh huh. Start backtrackin' sister.
Scotty! How long is it going to take you to get that warp drive back on line?
"Two to three weeks Cap'n!"
You've got 2-3 minutes!
"But Cap'n I'm giving it all I've got."
That's not good enough damnit!
"I might be able to cobble something together in 4 minutes Cap'n?"
I said three!
What I find strange about the real clear average of the polls is why the hell is the one leading ?. He should not even be close. We conservatives have got to do something about these polls. Why are there no polls with Republicans over sampled ?, why can't these polls be publicized all over the msm. Even fox news is over sampling dems. I just don't get it. Fox news has got to play the game the MSM is playing. It is the only channel in the msm that favors the right, it has to use it's power to influence the vote just like the msm does.
I can't believe that Laura Ingram did that story about the Fox polls. Are they force-bleaching her with a steel-wool loofa sponge now? Has the bleach penetrated her brain?
Laura- Your starting to sound more like Ann Coulter every day. Gimme a little hair-toss, girl.
Incredibly sad that a mouthpiece for the presumptive Republican candidate for president has to try to convince us that his man will attack the head 'rat with as much fervor as he attacked his Republican rivals during the primary.
Ingraham watches too much TV. All the polls she cited are skewed towards Dhimiratz. Take the Dhimirat poll and subtract 9 points, then add those points to Romney and you'll get a better number. Rasmussen is closer to reality. And since when do Conservatives need talking pointts Laura. We don't need no stinking talking points. Those are for slugs like O'Reilley and Dhimiratz, the rest of us can think for ourselves...we don't need anyone to give us talking points to carry our message to the masses.
I'm not feeling so good about this race, I too feel Romney is playing softball ,but if I could just chime in here.
I think Sununu said something interesting here. That after the convention things will heat up. Thats the time Romney can spend his campaign money. He's built up a pretty big war chest , out beating O in fundraising.
Now,someone on Romneys team knows how to make some kick ass campaign ads.I think they will unleash the wrath of G on B'rack when the time comes. I have that feeling. I really do. (or at least I hope,but know they are capable )
I think when they circled O's speech with the Romney bus was great, I also think moving your speech up to beat O's speech was a great move too. Things like that tell me this team has got smarts, just maybe not the money right now.
I know I know they've done some s-t-u-p-i-d stuff , but lets not count him out yet.
I'm more worried about how he's going to govern than if he can win.
I believe he can win and will, (im more worried about winning the senate) just how bad will he be or "much better" than O .
But make no mistake WE MUST vote for Romney and remove this tyrant from the WH.
With so many on our side questioning how strong Romney and his campaign are and whether he will ever hit back hard or better yet, land a good first blow, I am glad to hear Sununu give some reassurance that they are/were aware that this is exactly where they would be at this moment in time. This is me ... patiently waiting in earnest.
Is it the "Peter Principle" and Peter's out to lunch: Or is it that Romney would be a good manager but a lousy salesman?
A good manager? How about his money management skills ... It wasn't that impressive that he spent 65 million in 2008 and lost to the (supply your own adjectives) McCain. And what's this about Romney's vaunted business experience translating into successful political leadership. Didn't work out so well in Massachusetts where he was led around by Kennedy crime family like a poodle.
The legislature he had was 87% democrat in a perennially blue state. You'd have be Satan himself to manage that percentage of democrats. You know how democrats are. Right?
He represented the voters. Isn't that what one is supposed to do when elected by the voters? Maybe he should have represented another state's voters?
C'mon. He's nothing like Obama. Obama is commie to the core and back out again. Like Olympic gymnasts are raised to be gymnasts, Obama was raised to be a commie. Romney is a Capitalist. Obama a commie.
Here, I wrote a song about it. Ahem...mi, mi, mi...Commie, commie, commie, commie, commie, chameleon, he comes and goes, he comes and goes...I know it sounds like a Boy George song, but it ain't :-)
How did Romney win the election but to appeal to the same voters who elected the 87% Democrat legislature? Answer: He is a liberal. You know that, right?
This is a foolish strategy. Millions of American who pay little attention to politics are in the process of making their minds up and "first impressions" are lasting ones.
He will NEVER recoup those voters!!!!!!!!!!!!
i hope all the romney supporters examine this video closely. ingraham is a diehard romney supporter. she leaves sunununu with his mouth agape in confusion on how to answer her questions.
this wait till november strategy is stupid on its face. i hope the delegates watch this clip combine it with sauls "romneycare' advocacy and ferhnstroms "etch-a-sketch" and give us a candidate who can actually win this thing.
Romney is ahead by 4 in Rasmussen (LV) today and tied in Gallup (RV). Perhaps if if Ingraham bothered to look at reputable polls she wouldn't be such a wet blanket.
Good grief, with friends like these...
See that? The very last word "click" in my response to your "edited" "ditto" does not have a period at the end of it, and I proofread it 17 times. Am I going to fix that? Nope. I'll get slapped with another "edit" billboard, just like you did.
Still holding my breath. Someone from Ohio call me, can't hold out much longer.
I wish they wouldn't put that "edited X minutes ago" in there. We had a long run where they didn't do that. It was nice. All I did was put a comma after the word 'however'...sheesh. I wanted it to be a completely blank space after the colon.
Now I'm gonna hold my breath til I turn blue...and Ohio turns red.
Wait a while for this post though, I have to proof-read it 17 times to make sure it's perfect, so I don't get slapped with an "edit" billboard. OK, it looks good. Click
He's doing what he has to at this moment. I think he has been holding back. I believe he will break loose closer to the election. Just my opinion.