Letting Mitt be Mitt

By Ted Belman

Politico – The Romney Family Rebellion

    For months, Ann Romney and her eldest son, Tagg, were dutifully supportive of the political professionals running Mitt Romney’s campaign. All the while, their private frustration was mounting.
    Shortly before the first debate, it finally boiled over. What followed was a family intervention. The candidate’s family prevailed on Mitt Romney, and the campaign operation, to shake things up dramatically, according to campaign insiders.

The family pushed for a new message, putting an emphasis on a softer and more moderate image for the GOP nominee — a “let Mitt be Mitt” approach they believed more accurately reflected the looser, generous and more approachable man they knew.

This new or should I say old Romney won the debate and continues to solidify his win. Independents who are moving massively in his favour no longer have to worry that he is under the thumb of the Tea Party. He is more like them and a far better choice that Obama.

And now  Romney says abortion legislation isn’t part of his agenda .  The women were moving in his direction after the debate and will now have one less reason not to vote for him.

It would appear that he doesn’t have to take severe Conservative positions to beat Obama as many thought.  He simply has to be a centrist who would do a lot better job on the economy that Obama has.

Let Mitt be Mitt.

October 10, 2012 | 4 Comments »

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  1. The family pushed for a new message, putting an emphasis on a softer and more moderate image for the GOP nominee

    I do not want soft and moderate candidate or president. I want a solid conservative.

    I don’t believe Romney is moving up in the polls because he is perceived to be moderate. He is moving up because people can now see that he has such a far greater grasp of the issues and is far more qualified to be president than Obama.

  2. @ Arthur:
    Underestimate what? All Romney has to do is discuss the issues. Don’t we want a President as someone who LIKES to discuss the issues- who relishes the thought of letting the American people know everything he has done and can do. As a variation on a theme: YES WE DO

  3. Wishful thinking. Obama is still the likely winner. Kerry beat Bush in the first 2004 debate. It meant nothing. The reason Obama gave a poor performance is that he simply thinks debating is beneath him. Call it arrogancebut underestimate him at your peril.

  4. The debate exposed the not very bright , totally phony , stupid Muslim for the fool he is . Romney who was as much as almost 5% on average behind DUHbama before the debate is now on average 1.5% ahead with some polls having Mitt 5% ahead . Undecided will break mostly for Romney so Obama would need to be at least 48 or 49% with Mitt behind him which will never happen. Obama is finished thank G-d.