The Moment: Mitt Romney’s Closing Message… See the video

  Bookmark and Share  This election is about something bigger than ourselves. This is our time to choose our nation’s future. With Mitt Romney’s leadership, America will come roaring back.  (See the video below)

That is one of the closing messages Mitt Romney is offering on this final day of campaigning in the 2012 presidential election.  It is a message of optimism and hope that offers a stark contrast to President Obama’s closing message of blame and “revenge

In 2008, Barack Obama sold most American’s on his promise of hope and change but four years later, most voters have seen that President Obama does not have a positive, optimistic vision for America.  His vision is a nation divided by class, envy, and blame.  And despite the evidence of the fact that Barack Obama’s blank checks and handouts have been doing more harm than good, his entire presidential campaign promised four more years of the same failed policies.

That is not the American way.  Americans do not stay down and they do not sustain failure.  They learn from their mistakes, and correct the wrongs of our past in order to create a better future.

That better future is not possible with four more years of a President who seeks to change the American way and to enact policies that create more problems than they solve.

Voting for Barack Obama is like praying for Hurricane Sandy to swing around and hit the East Coast again.  So the choice is clear, do you want a nation that remains under water, or do we want to take the high road and support a presidential ticket that seeks to preserve the American way, not destroy it.

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New Pawlenty Ad Can Win An Oscar But I’m Not Sure it Will Win Any Votes

Bookmark and Share    Tim Pawlenty’s latest ad picks up on what has become a trend of late…….using President Barack Obama’s own words against him. Clearly, the G.O.P. is now comfortable with trying to make this election a referendum on President Obama and his record. And why not.  It speaks for itself. 

Pawlenty’s new ad essentially mimics one that Mitt Romney  put out last week. It uses the same Obama line about his presidency being a one term proposition of he fails to get the economy back on track. But this ad also splices together multiple quotes from various news reports pertaining to the poor economy and puts it to a melodramatic, operatic musical background that is more fitting for an intense action scene dramatic from some goth-like  motion picture than ad discussing the economy.

The message is strong. We said so when Romney presented the same one last week,  but the production value takes away from the message.

Pawlenty’s ads seem to get carried away with a production value that is reminiscent of trailers for a high budget, blockbuster movie, with an all-star cast. They are designed to catch the attention of a society that has become accustomed to the badda-bing, badda-boom, flash driven, imagery that dominates commercial television. But it is getting to a point where the production of Pawlenty’s ads are surpassing his message. And while the message that President Obama has so far failed as President is a potent one, the drama elicited in Palwnety’s ads is so overdramatic that it begins to make one wonder if it is a serious political ad or a comedic parody.

Now if you really want to see a memorable video check out, ‘Na na na na, Hey  Hey Hey Goodbye Democrats’

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New Romney Ad Claims “Obama Isn’t Working”. But Will That Be Enough to Work for Romney?

Bookmark and Share   While the Republican presidential race remains in a state of flux that is largely due to the possibly entry of two possibly very  potent political forces, Sarah Palin and Rick Perry, the posturing for who gets the inside track position for the start of the race continues.  For Mitt Romney’s part the latest maneuver in his jockeying for position is a new ad entitled “Obama Isn’t Working: Chicago”. (see ad below)

Ignoring his rivals for the nomination, Romney focusses in on the general election battle and fires a shot directly at President Obama’s Achilles heal…..the economy.

The well done ad is in the mode of the contemporary. fast paced, quick cut imagery that has come to mark our attention deficit riddled society.  And it attempts to keep pace with the dramatic production value that Tim Pawenty demonstrated in many of his hardly seen and still unsuccessful ads including this one called “Courage To Stand“. 

The theme of attack that Romney’s ad takes is hardly original and it need not be.  The economy is the number one issue and so far it looks like it will remain the number one issue.  But what it comes down to is which Republican presidential candidate will be able to most effectively go after President Obama on the economy and nail him to the wall with it.  Romney is clearly trying to position himself as the one who can best exploit the issue and use it against the President.  

The economy is probably the only issue that Romney really has in his arsenal. With RomneyCare weighing him down in the Republican nomination contest, he needs to focus in on his successful reputation and  perceived entrepreneurial and managerial expertise as persuades Republicans to believe that on the one issue which will be most important in the general election, the economy, he is the most reliable and solid candidate.  In many ways Romney is the most solid candidate. 

Of the current field, he is undeniably the most sound candidate.  He is not seen as bland as Tim Pawlenty.  He is not seen as quirky or extreme as Michele Bachmann is portrayed to be or as inexperienced as Herman Cain and as liberal as Jon Huntsman or as damaged as Gingrich, as far behind as Santorum or as unrealistic as Gary Johnson and Ron Paul.    So it is only logical for Romney to try to cut through everything else and try to prove that he can effectively beat the President on the issue that this election will probably be won or lost on. 

Still though, before Romney gets to the general election,  he will have to somehow explain away the lingering doubts that the Republican base has about his ideological purity.  Afterall, it is the Republican base that will ultimately nominate President Obama’s opponent.  Until Mitt can successfully proves that he is a true conservative, people like Michele Bachmann will be able to give him a real run for his money. 

One might think that if John  McCain was able to win the Republican nomination in 2008, anyone can.  If so, they would be wrong. 

In 2008, rightly or wrongly, people were not yet pushed  so far by liberal extremes and politics-as-usual, that they were finallybeacame civic minded enough to become politically active and create a movement…………….the Taxed Enough Already or as it is commonly refered to, the TEA movement.   Had there been a TEA movement in 2008, we may not have seen either Barack Obama or John McCain nominated.  But today there is a TEA movement.  It is not a Party.  It is not even an ideology.  It is a force which has many saying enough is enough, the system is broken and business-as-usual just doesn’t cut  it anymore.  These people do not want to accept the lesser of two evils and many of them would rather lose with someone whom they know will be uncompromising on issues such as taxes, spending, and the Constitution, than win with someone who risks delivering more of the same. 

That could change.  President Obama’s presidency could continue to spiral out of control the same way that Jimmy Carter’s presidency did.  I was one of those who predicted that Barack Obama would be a repeat of Jimmy Carter.  If this scenario does continue to play out, people will simply go ABO………….Anyone But Obama.  But before we get to that point, the G.O.P. must select the “anybody” that they hope would be the recipient of the anti-Obama vote.  And as it currently stands, the Republican base is not willing to nominate another John McCain.  Right now, they don’t want just “anybody”, they want someone who they believe is capable of standing against the politics and policies that have delivered us to where we are today.  And if Mitt Romney wants to be that person, he will soon have to focus more on the primaries than the general election.  If he doesn’t, he might have to consider accepting the number two spot on a Palin or Perry presidential ticket.

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