Winning the Message
I am a conservative, but I am also a realist. I see many of my conservative brethren on the social media universe claiming a huge victory for Gov. Romney in last night’s debate. I on the other hand think it was at best a draw for us if not a slight loss. The President put the Governor on the defensive right away and our candidate, while handling the defense wonderfully, still seemed not as poised as he did in the first debate. My opinion is changing though. While I still believe the president had the advantage last night, in looking at both campaigns’ talking points today, I see that the Governor is the one that seems to have won the message.
If you look at what is being spoken by the campaigns today, Governor Romney is at events laying out his economic plan and talking about how he plans to move the country forward. He is allowing the right wing pundits to do his whining for him and sticking to the message. On the other hand, the Obama campaign is quickly putting together an ad based on a binder comment. He has yet to lay out his plan other than saying that he still needs time. Time for what he doesn’t say, so I am left to assume that he means to continue on the current path of an uncompromising ideologue.
Last night the president came out swinging, and had he continued today I would think that the Romney campaign may be a little bit of trouble, but instead he is acting like the one who lost and is hammering on inconsequential points just like the Big Bird point that was an utter failure after debate one. Either this president is so cocky that he thinks these laughable points truly help him, or his campaign is run by some of the most ineffective people to ever hold such positions. Maybe it is a little of both.
I implore the President’s campaign to keep up with this strategy and while you are talking about Big Bird and binders, my candidate will keep talking of substance and plans. Maybe come November, you can be lucky enough to find your resume in someone else’s binder.