Obama has left Romney with so little wiggle room on the right that Romney has resorted to doing some really stupid things in order to distinguish himself from his opponent. His reaction to the Libyan embassy killings was wildly miscalculated and seems to be backfiring in a big way.
Once the corporate media turn against him, he’s toast.
The question is, will he double down, surely causing his candidacy to implode, or, will he get better handlers and find a strategy that doesn’t cause more political harm than good?
Maybe he will have an “aha!” moment and turn left? Ha ha, just kidding.
Still, for a moment, I thought he would turn left, if only a little bit, when, under the cover of state’s rights, Ryan talked about medical marijuana. Sideways glances aside, it did cross my mind.
Some people postulated, even before the Libyan comments, that the fix was in, that Romney would lose on purpose to meet the wishes of the powers-that-be.
Originally, I thought that idea, although interesting, surely far-fetched. Now, I’m not so sure. What’s that old saying about the simplest answer being the correct one?
Now, some of you may be thinking that the simplest answer is that Romney is simply a dumbass. Maybe so, but the people who pull the strings in the Republican party aren’t, and they got GW elected twice. Where in hell is Rove et al., when you need them? Maybe they realize that Obama is their man?
After all, Obama has continued the legacy, and then some, of the former administration, yet still has the support of “progressive” organizations, unions, and the Democratic Party. What Republican could hope to accomplish that!?!
It wouldn’t surprise me if, after the election, Obama finds a spot in his administration for Romney. Romney’s reward for throwing the election, so to speak. It could happen.
Move over Jeffrey Immelt.