Saturday, July 14, 2012

Things to Know - 15 July

Rob Rogers
1.  Whatever purpose or goal Romney has by stating that he "will never release any more tax records", I think most would be of the opinion that it is foolish, stupid, and guaranteed defeat.  How can anyone be defiant in asking for the understanding of the American voter?   He also seems to be hanging on his definition of what is "full disclosure" and "required"   -   It is the office of President of the United States that he seeks, and as such, it is the court of Public Opinion that he is courting:

2.  One thing the Democrats got going for them in media budgeting (even though they have no where near the cas), is to dip in the archives of what Mitt Romney has already said, stated,,,,or in this case ...sang:

3.  Krugman is right on board on taking Romney's biography of statements, gaffes, and related stupid stuff and bundling them up front-and-center and making it the main issue of the campaign.  For that is where it all rests, on the shoulders of a half-scared door-to-door salesman of empty rhetoric and marketing sound bytes....Today's Empty Suit:

4.  A veritable ground swell of enthusiasm (well, perhaps a bit overstated on my part), but the average Joe in the street has got to wonder what his Mittness is hiding.  Look, he has already said that he is not going to release any more documentation.  So, we know we are not going to get anything.   Making that an issue is something that the Democrats can sail with all the way to re-election.  Romney knows that if the rest of the world were to find out the details of his financial holdings, tax deductions, off shore accounts, and how he is not paying anywhere near his fair share, and that this applies to a whole lot of others in his "income bracket", then he's going to lose.  I think he feels that his GOP, Super Pac, and backers are going to give him enough money to totally dominate the airwaves that the issue will be drowned out.   I think the Court of Public Opinion is stronger than all the filthy riches of a 501C4 Super Pac, which even now some of the contributors are secretly questioning.   I mean these billionaires want to make sure that they are getting their multi-millions worth.  Presently, that is who Romney is trying to impress, and his charisma as a salesman is abysmal:

5.  The Washington Post, in their editorial, are supportive and waiting to see how Senate Republicans voice their opposition to a Disclose Act that basically requires identifying the sources, by name, on the contributions to all federal-level political campaigns:

6.  Doyle McManus has pretty much run out of anything to say about the presidential campaign.  Romney is still in, and will remain in the "I don't got to show you no stinkin' returns" mode, and Obama is gaining more traction by keeping Mitt in his     stuck corner.  How about it going on like this for four more months?:


"I haven't the slightest idea how to change people, but I still keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out." 
       -- David Sedaris
"Dance like it hurts,/ Love like you need money,/ Work when people are watching." 
       -- Scott Adams
"I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it." 
       -- Terry Pratchett
"The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one."
       -- Joan Baez

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