Is the Mitt Romney Camp chiming in on Reverend Wright issue and character Assassination to deflect from BAIN?by Dee Dee Garcia Blase on May. 21, 2012, under 2012 Congressional Races, 2012 Presidential elections, 2012 United states senate races, female-led political movement, Hispanic Latino Vote, Independent voter centrist moderate swing vote, Women Voters
It’s time to clear the smoke and the mirrors again with regard to the Mitt Romney camp chiming in on the Rev. Wright issue.
We should ask ourselves what the underlying agenda might be, and I believe the underlying issue is that the President Obama campaign mobilized the LGBT community in support of him. In fact, gay donors are dropping Mitt Romney. Another reason is BAIN when 5 days ago Joe Biden picked up where Newt Gingrich left off with regard to Romney’s history with Bain. International Business Times highlighted in Thanks, Newt: Joe Biden Hits Romney’s Bain Record.
In my view, Mitt Romney went wrong on 2 major fronts late last week when he gave a press conference to discuss Reverend Wright:
1) He should have left the Rev. Wright issue alone and should not have chimed in on this issue at all. (Keep in mind how Romney wanted the Ted Nugent issue to quietly go away and really didn’t address Nugent’s inappropriateness.) In fact, Nugent stated Romney reached out to him after he made the controversial remarks against Obama. Further, the Romney camp knows damn well how evangelicals really aren’t sold on his Mormon background and this was a way to deflect from his own background while painting Obama as unAmerican. There is an underlying division between the “evangelicals” and the Mormons for those who know religious cleaders on both sides, I have heard it all before and evangelicals accuse Mormons of being some sort of cult while Mormons can say how too far right evangelicals have become. The sentiment is there and it isn’t going away. Meanwhile, Republicans had to hold their noses for John McCain during the 2008 Presidential cycle, and the motivation to vote for Romney in 2012 given his Bain Capital history isn’t going to help him.
2) Presidential candidates SHOULD STOP USING THE WORD ASSASSINATION when discussing the President of the United States — particularly when President Obama has had numerous assassination attempts from North Carolina, Florida and etc. Mitt Romney said very very little when Nugent was wishing death on democratic fellow men (equating them to coyotes) and he certainly did not say anything to the National Rifle Association keeping Ted Nugent on their board. There was a reason why the ARMY cancelled the Nugent concert. It’s too bad the NRA hasn’t taken Nugent off their board given their military foundation. LET ME BE CLEAR: If there is another assassination attempt on our President’s life … I will hang the incident around the necks of Mitt Romney, Ted Nugent (who currently sits on the NRA board of directors) and all the other Tea Party extremists who are disingenuous. MAKE NO MISTAKE: I was just as over-protective over former President George W. Bush when he was the President. It’s time for our nation to heal but instead we see charlatan politicians pulling out all stops — and Romney is no statesman, and his poor choice of words and past actions are a clear indicator of so. Romney should learn from the gun shot incident when a mad man almost killed our Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. The gun rights activists have been too loose with their words over the past 2 years and it is time to act more stateman-like.
The direction Mitt Romney is going is spelling disaster. The image most Americans have of Romney is one that resembles a power hungry greedy crony Capitalist — and we all know crony capitalism doesn’t work, nor does it represent true free market principles.
Obama should continue to double down on Romney’s BAIN history.