- Posted September 22, 2012 by
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Romney Campaign Needs A Turnaround?
Mitt Romney appeared on 60 minutes and said that his campaign doesn't need a turnaround. In a video preview released yesterday:
“It doesn't need a turnaround,” the Republican presidential nominee told CBS news anchor Scott Pelley. “We've got a campaign which is tied with an incumbent president to the United States.”
With the recent gaffes regarding Lybia, the Miami fundraiser leaked video, and pulling up 1998 footage of President Obama speaking about redistribution; it appears that Mitt Romney has put himself in a deeper hole that he may not get out of. With six weeks left before elections, Mitt Romney has not proven that he is capable of leading this country. Mitt Romney appears to have taken a hard stance of denial regarding the outcome of his campaign. Many Republicans have begun distancing themselves from their candidate.
Linda McMahon, currently running for the Senate seat in Connecticut stated:
"I disagree with Governor Romney's insinuation that 47 percent of Americans believe they are victims who must depend on the government for their care. I know that the vast majority of those who rely on government are not in that situation because they want to be,"
Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, who is currently in a heated race against Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren appears to have similar worries:
"That's not the way I view the world. As someone who grew up in tough circumstances, I know that being on public assistance is not a spot that anyone wants to be in. Too many people today who want to work are being forced into public assistance for lack of jobs."
George Allen, running as a Republican for the Senate seat in Virginia stated:
"As I go through the states, I'd say Romney's performance will help to determine most of the close Senate contests," he said in an email interview. "It's going to be very difficult for Republicans to take over the Senate if Romney doesn't capture the White House. That's a different evaluation than a year ago when the GOP looked to be a good bet to grab the Senate."
It is well known that the Presidential race has an impact on the races down the ticket. So how does this help the Republican party? Should the Republicans on the ballot in November run away from their nominee or stand behind him? And if you have a number of Senate candidates running for the proverbial hills, does that mean that the Romney campaign is in trouble? Would you rate Romney's response to Scott Pelley regarding the state of his campaign, as Politifact likes to say, "Pants On Fire"?
And if Romney doesn't feel his campaign is in trouble, when does the Republican party step in and take over? Will Romney continue to stumble with all the gaffes or will he actually turn this around before the elections? Well, only time will tell. However, with the debates fast approaching and the 47% story not going away, it appears that Mitt Romney is definitely on a bubble. A bubble that can burst at any moment and send the GOP into a downward spiral that they may never recover from. Is it time to disband the GOP and start fresh? Is it time to push the fringe back away from the action? Is it time to push the Tea Party out of the GOP? Any one of these scenarios could help the GOP, but the damage is done for this election season.