Mitt Romney disavowed his much-criticized statement that the 47% of Americans who supported President Obama paid no taxes, considered themselves “victims” and refused to take responsibility for their lives, saying in a Thursday night interview that he had been “completely wrong.”
“Clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question-and-answer sessions, now and then you say something [that] doesn’t come out right,” the Republican presidential nominee said on Fox News. “In this case, I said something that’s just completely wrong.”
Now Obama has to go ‘gloves are off’.
One frequent explanation was that it’s better not show ‘anger’. Well, I think many black artists and celebs can tweet and comment - offer assurance and aid - about this particular issue. American people do react to heated, passionate show of sincerity - coming out of an individual. They do catch. They do react. They just do it. (And that’s one of the most beautiful thing this America brought around - I do believe.) There might not be any need to worry about ‘energy’ wrongly perceived as ‘anger’ - especially by segments of undecided, swing voters.
Romney and GOP side is now starting to really taking advantage of this American character thing. In really shrewd, greedy, lowest kind of manipulative way. They know they can fool. Embracing far-right types then now nearing back to center - with Romney’s ‘animated’ performance.
But Barak can play that game too. He was terrifically good at it during 2008 campaign. He can deliver about goals he is aiming for and why - passionately and also in very plain words. He just needs to bring back that in. Details and facts and numbers - he can master it further but I believe probably he got most of those already in. Either skills/expertise Obama has - he just should use them to shoot down and/or override Romney and GOP’s performances. In terms of delivery, energy, sincerity - attraction.
Though I don’t know Obama campaign HQ has been preparing and prepared for this ‘flip motion’ by Romney/GOP side. If they are well prepared - we will just see how their whole planned orchestration going to play out in coming weeks.
But hearing how David Axelrod used the word ‘Oscar’ in an interview - I’m afraid their campaign brains might be totally calculating and preparing - and going to react - in completely wrong way.
Though how much debate performance would really shift votes in swing states - I don’t know. Any flips and inconsistencies can be put into TV ads - but
American people can be fooled. That’s what Bush Jr. did and proved.
And American people never quite came to figure out why they did choose Bush Jr - (though Florida was rigged and also both for Gore and Kerry, the race were extremely close call) - and that basic setup, situation is still something American politics is placed in.