Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday's Romneyism--Mitt Blames Obama for Mitt's losing campaign

I somehow missed this September 23, New York Times story:
Speaking to reporters as his private charter plane flew from Los Angeles to Denver, Mr. Romney blamed his relatively languid campaign schedule — five public events in the past seven days, compared with 11 fund-raisers — on the president’s decision to opt out of the federal campaign finance system four years ago, and criticized Mr. Obama for, he said, “trying to fool people into thinking that I think things I don’t.”
Asked why he was behind in the polls in most swing states, Mr. Romney accused the Obama campaign of distorting his record.
“I think that the president’s campaign has focused its advertising in many cases on very inaccurate portrayals of my positions,” he said. “They’ve been very aggressive in their attacks both on a personal basis and on a policy basis. I think as time goes on, people will realize that those attacks are not accurate and we’ll be able to have a choice which is based upon each other’s accurate views for the future of country.”
So let me get this straight.  Mitt Romney is losing the race because President Obama is fooling voters into thinking the opposite of  Romney's campaign positions? Excuse me Mittens, but the only reason you are losing is because you have consistently contradicted yourself.  You have contradicted yourself on the Flat Tax, abortion, Massachusetts health care, Don't Ask Don't Tell, when Romney left Bain Capital, Medicare, and even Romney's own tax policy.  Does Mitt Romney sincerely believe in one thing--other than Mittens is entitled to the keys to the Oval Office?  Now as the contradictions are coming back to haunt him, Mittens is blaming Obama for his own campaign incompetence. 

Then there is this interesting bit of information:
Mr. Romney also criticized the president for opting out of the federal campaign finance system four years ago. Now, both Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama have opted out, a decision Mr. Romney blames for his light campaign schedule, which has come under scrutiny by fellow Republicans.
“I’d far rather be spending my time out in the key swing states campaigning, door-to-door if necessary, but in rallies and various meetings, but fund-raising is a part of politics when your opponent decides not to live by the federal spending limits,” he said.
So it is also President Obama's fault in forcing you to attend fundraisers to raise money for your losing campaign because President Obama opted out of federal spending limits--just as you have also opted out of federal spending limits--which means you can't go door-to-door in spreading your campaign message, which Obama is also distorting.  Of course, Mittens, if you so desperate for money, you can always use some of the $230 - $250 million of your own personal wealth to fund the campaign, so you can go door-to-door and spread your contradictory message to confused, American voters.

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