The media turns on Romney – Mark Halperin on the Romney “Death Stench”

Ooo, ooo, that smell. Can’tchya smell that smell?

Okay, so THIS isn’t good:

Romney … is in danger of living out the Haley Barbour dictum: in politics, bad gets worse. Super PACs might start shifting their money from the presidential race to save the House majority and look to pick up Senate seats. Romney’s own fundraising will take a hit. Stories about Romney pulling up stakes in Michigan and other ostensible battlegrounds will add to the death stench.

Seriously, when Time magazine pundits start talking about the Romney “Death Stench”, you know you’re in trouble.

And Mitt is, indeed, in serious trouble. After getting basically no bump of his own after the Republican Clown Show in Tampa™ (aka the Republican National Convention), he now has to watch President Obama enjoy a large bump. By almost every metric you can name except white men, Mitt Romney’s poll numbers are circling the drain.

It’s not surprising, of course. Romney is counting on the stupidity and gullibility of the American voters. He believes he can purchase the presidency and simply skip along, not giving any specifics about his policies and shifting his positions to accommodate and pander to whoever he happens to be talking to. He’s got a vice presidential candidate who he slams for the votes he has taken while, out on the trail, Paul Ryan is contradicting Romney in public speaking events.

Just in the past few days, Mitt Romney has flip-flop-flipped on health insurance reform so many times that he’s giving the reporters covering his campaign whiplash. Here’s the Obama campaign spokesperson Lis Smith’s response to that insulting bit of pandering:

With three different answers in just one day, it’s clear that health care is just a matter of political gamesmanship to Mitt Romney, but it’s a matter of grave importance to American families who can find little comfort in his empty rhetoric. His promise to help people get insurance as long as they have had coverage in the past is anything but courageous leadership. In fact, it’s been the law for more than 15 years, even before the Affordable Care Act. If he wanted to show leadership, he would stand up to insurance companies, make tough, often politically unpopular choices like the President did and stop all discrimination for people with preexisting conditions — not just those with coverage, but for all 129 million Americans who have preexisting conditions.

The low-brow campaign they are running is exemplified by the speech Ann Romney gave at their Clown Show convention. A university professor analyzed her speech and it came in at a 5th grade reading level while the speech by First Lady Michelle Obama came in seven grades higher at a 12th grade reading level.

I’m beginning to think that the only people still supporting Mitt Romney are the 15% of “very conservative” Ohio Republicans that — I shit you not — give ROMNEY credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden in a recent PPP poll (pdf) :

The Romney-Ryan campaign is a slow motion trainwreck playing out before our eyes. The closer the train gets to the collision point, the more his support will flee like rats off a sinking ship. It’s looking very much like they are giving up on both Michigan and Wisconsin. If Romney and Ryan can’t even win in their home states, that tells you everything that you need to know.

When this campaign finally dies from the putrescence of its lies and more lies, on behalf of the state of Michigan, I’d like to decline having the mortal remains returned to this state.

Maybe they can bury them in the Cayman Islands.

  • http://twitter.com/bpicampus BPI Squirrel

    Draw from this the enthusiasm to work hard, not an excuse to relax. Remember: after the 1988 Democratic National Convention, Michael Dukakis led George H.W. Bush by 17 points. Take nothing for granted.

    • http://eclectablog.com Eclectablog

      I agree 100%. Time to run up the score.

      Give an “M”!
      Give an “A”!
      Give an “N”!
      Give an “D”!
      Give an “A”!
      Give an “T”!
      Give an “E”!

      What does that spell? MANDATE!!!

  • DownriverDem

    They want to take us back to the 1950s when women and minorities did not have it so good.
    GOP = STALE PALE & MALE Prove me wrong!

    • Michiganmitch

      Republicans want to return to an era where things were as they currently imagine but never were. The Cleavers and Nelsons lived in houses and neighborhoods that were the homes of well-to-do people unlike where I and most of the rest of us grew up.

    • thepoliticalcat

      You’re wrong.

      Brian Fischer himself says they want to take us back, and I quote, “to the dawn of time.” What that means, I have no idea, but I’m pretty sure it predates 1950.

      You’re right about all the other stuff, tho. :)

      • http://twitter.com/KaJo503 Karen J

        That confirms it. The GOP is comprised of Neanderthal troglodytes.

        • thepoliticalcat

          I do believe you have just insulted *both* Neanderthals and troglodytes.

          • http://www.facebook.com/leonard.baugh Leonard Baugh

            Both Neanderthals and troglodytes took care of their pack.

  • Sidney18511

    Their biggest mistake, was assuming the rightwing teapublican nut jobs are a bigger and more powerful group of Americans then it actually is

    • http://www.facebook.com/CarrieEvans68 Carrie-Earl Bennett

      you nailed it….you are right

      • http://twitter.com/clydesMP Clyde’s Stuff

        And most of them were elected in two years ago when most people didn’t bother to vote, include Democrats who didn’t get every wish they expected from Obama. So we have what we have.

    • chibi chibi

      There are quite a few or there wouldn’t be so many extremists in Congress. Don’t discount the power of stupidity.

    • Gramps

      LIBERALS / OBAMA = INEPTOCRACY NOW CRY LIKE A REAL LIBERAL DOES !

      • Sidney18511

        What an ignorant thing to say. You are under a delusion that your words are more powerful then they actually are. They are meaningless.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=698232678 J.M. Midnite

        I’d rather pity you. Hate you expect, but I really just feel sorry for you and your wasted life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=731921527 Mary Aseltyne

    Romney’s clear disdain for any media outlet besides FOX news has not served him well

  • MarkRCrawford

    When Time magazine starts talking about the Romney death Stench? Seriously? You honestly believe that any mainstream media is in any way not in the camp for Obama?

  • Wvcorgi

    The Romney campaign & PACS still have hundreds of millions of dollars left to spend. Expect a huge surge of negative advertising coming soon.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kenni-Judd/100001516154617 Kenni Judd

      I’m hoping a recent study that found advertising ineffective, above a certain threshold, is correct. It makes intuitive sense, just like those which have found that above the threshold needed for a reasonable lifestyle, money really doesn’t buy happiness, either.

      • http://profiles.google.com/profleejolliffe Lee Jolliffe

        I think, too, the negative advertisers reckon without the existence of DVRs and being able to rewind and fast-forward on our “live” tv’s nowadays. NO ONE watches those ads or any ads.

  • http://twitter.com/rene_wood rene’ wood

    people are seeing thru Romney/Ryan, literally, they are ghosts with no substance or principle except greed for power.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gfredericks1 Gloria Fredericks

    Romney/Ryan are devoid of any ideas, of speaking the truth, of discussing issues, of honesty, of anything that is vaguely coherent about any issue that concerns voters.

  • Lazarus666

    But what if he wins, and then gets indicted – for whatever? Isnt that why we have the electoral college, or one of the reasons? What then? Hello President Eastwood …

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  • oldwhiteguy

    I agree. However, I also agree with BPI Squirrel (and earlier James Carville) who warn of overconfidence. Stupid is always waiting in the wings. But let’s also give credit where it is questionably due. The people behind Mitt know their numbers don’t add up. This campaign was smoke and mirrors from day one. It’s a very literal attempt to buy an election without ever having to explain or justify the real agenda. They hope that a black president coupled with tough economic times will automatically put them back in the saddle so they put out a slick white guy with nice hair, a pretty wife, a young handsome, nice-abs VP candidate, have them go through the motions and let the fact checkers go have biblical knowledge of themselves. On many levels, it’s comical. But on one basic level, it’s very frightening indeed.

    • grampspy

      Obama / Liberals = INEPTOCRACY CRY< CRY < LET EM CRY !

  • http://www.facebook.com/derek.beauchemin.1 Derek Beauchemin

    Regarding these poll results as to who’s responsible for the death of Osama bin Laden. They are not reflecting ignorance among Moderates, Conservatives, etc., but rather the hatred of Obama which runs so deep that those participating willfully provide the wrong answer to the pollster. Why would these people care about a poll? The results of which are not going to provide anything of use for them… except if they can show their disdain for Obama.

    To me, this level of hatred is more of a threat to a civilized society than stupidity could ever be.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/WooberGoober Jim Jager

    Never realized until now: Lynyrd Skynyrd was thinking about 2012 republican presidential candidate!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Michael-Taylor/1780249577 Paul Michael Taylor

    Now our next step is to get and save as many Democrats as we can in congress…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1183143237 Phil Ryan

    See, this just proves what is wrong with the “very conservative” people. They have no brains and no sense of rationality. How 15 percent can say that Romney, who held no office and was still running for the NOMINATION when Bin Laden was dispatched from this earth was more responsible for Bin Laden being dispatched defies ANY logic. I mean ANY logic. 15 percent of the far right would say the tooth fairy was more responsible than the man they hate in the White House. It is sad and it is profoundly un-American. Their racism trumps their rationale.

    • gramps

      Phil / Obama / Liberals = INEPTOCRACY / CRY CRY CRY FOOL !

    • 123mugsy

      If you were Republican, would you want to vote for Romney??? I feel sorry for them, if that is who they have to elect…….I’d stay home before I’d vote for him. But myself and all my neighbors are going to go vote and elect President Obama and the other Democrats running for office, cause we are excited about voting for him. We were excited 4 years ago and have the same feeling this election! Bring on the debates, the President will demolish him!

  • enquiring_mind

    The article emphasis that 15% of “very conservative” polled gave credit to Romney for Bin Laden’s death but doesn’t mention that an almost equal 14% of “very liberal” polled wasn’t sure which one to give credit too.

  • GRAMPS

    LIBERALS / OBAMA = INEPTOCRACY

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frank-Biggs/100000058155972 Frank Biggs

    this is manly bull sh………

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