I've been following this blog for a while, and I just had to get this out. It's quick, and it reflects on something from yesterday. I am a Mitt supporter, and I'm tired of people like Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich scorching the earth in front of the man most likely to be the GOP nominee.
What am I talking about? This: http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/21/politics/campaign-wrap/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
And this: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/romney-campaign-reiterates-reset-button-line-opponents-pounce-164442085.html
And this: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/21/10797801-romney-says-hell-run-as-conservative-amid-etch-a-sketch-gaffe
The press has grabbed this, and the worst part is, so has the GOP nominee field.
I want to puke. I want to scream. This is asinine!
Romney's campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom did not say, "well, Mitt Romney will just change his positions when going against Barack Obama." But if you read the headlines and the articles, that's precisely what is being conveyed. I understood what Fehrnstrom said completely. He said, (this is my summary; it's not verbatim), "when we get the nomination, we can change are whole campaign strategy to focus on the democrat candidate, not the republican ones."
YES! That would be a whole, "clean slate" change. That is precise. When playing in the preseason, the Cleveland Browns (my team) don't play the same as if they were playing in the playoffs. They change their game plan entirely, but the don't stop playing football. They don't play baseball one day and football the next. That's what the press wants you to believe. That's not what Fehrnstrom meant, and that's not what Mitt is going to do.
So what can we do? Spread the message: shame on the media for intentionally taking this out of context and trying to ruin a great GOP candidate. Shame on the GOP candidates for adding fuel to the democrats' fire. This is silly, and most importantly, we should spread the slogan:
REAL MEN DON'T PLAY WITH LITTLE RED TOYS!
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