Maybe you thought the future was secure. That no sane person would vote for The Candidate Who Wasn’t There. Yes that’s the way sane people think, and that’s why you’re as cute as a bug’s butt. In cruel reality, the Romney braintrust are turning a thoroughly losing candidate into a winner. If you’re interested in such things, this is how they’re doing it: Mitt only speaks to Fox News, the economy only continues to crater, and Twitter’s become a shooting gallery for banshee-loons.
For the Republicans, it’s a natural strategy. They don’t want to talk to you, they don’t want anything to get any better, and they mean to shout everybody down.
It’s a map of their brains, writ large as election politics. Or it’s just a ‘Fuck You’ campaign. But be clear about this: the grand design comes straight from the top. It’s a strategy custom-made for Mitt, by Mitt and his brass. None of it is whimsical or spontaneous.
Remember Mitt doing a nyah-nyah press conference outside Solyndra? Remember Romney staffers shouting down David Axelrod? Don’t figure that the campaign will mature between now and November. This was today’s highlight:
Romney’s campaign bus was ordered to circle Cuyahoga Community College, where the President was later to give a speech on the economy. So it did, honking its horn for quite a while, and wingnuts ‘Weasel Zippers’ featured the story. Their readers went absolutely apeshit. In four and a half hours, the post got almost 500 comments, most like these:
They’re in their glory. ‘Gateway Pundit’ Hoft jumped on the prank wagon with this:
Jim does the best he can.