Thursday, July 12, 2012
Mitt Romney has a new campaign ad where he says the president isn't telling the truth.
Watch below and then get my analysis.
Look, the ad starts out strong with the line about how the president doesn't tell the truth. But then it goes into how he's not telling the truth about Romney and outsourcing jobs and then throws in how Hillary Clinton think he's a liar.
The whole thing seemed very discombobulating not to mention the fact that he didn't even throw in the most important part about how Obama promised not to raise taxes on the middle class yet Obamacare is a "tax" on the middle-class.
The whole thing missed the mark despite a strong start.
Here’s an example of why some conservative Christians don’t trust Mitt Romney to be a champion on the social issues. This is what he said to the NAACP yesterday:
"With 90 percent of African-Americans voting for Democrats, some of you may wonder why a Republican would bother to campaign in the African American community, and to address the NAACP. Of course, one reason is that I hope to represent all Americans, of every race, creed, or sexual orientation, from the poorest to the richest and everyone in between.”
Sounds great right? Back up. Let me narrow that phrase down for you:
“I hope to represent all Americans, of every race, creed or sexual orientation.”
Despite affirming traditional marriage in his speech, he just defined sexual orientation as a separate class of people just like the gay activists have been trying to do for decades. Romney has bought into the language, which makes conservative Christians question what’s next.
Conservative Christians believe that ALL people in this country should be protected under the law. But to compare sexual orientation to race implies that there is no choice in the matter and it plays right into the hands of homosexual activists.
That's where Romney gets into difficulty.
Mitt Romney ventured in to hostile territory when he spoke at the NAACP the other day and of course he received plenty of boos when he said how he’d repeal Obamacare.
Let’s be clear: Romney is no dummy. He knew that line would get jeered but he also knew the visual on the nightly newscasts of him getting smacked down at the NAACP would go over very well with the conservative base.
Look, I’m not the most cynical guy in the world but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what Romney was doing. Guess what? It worked.
I’m not saying Romney isn't genuine in his belief that he wants to repeal Obamacare, but c’mon. He knew the reception would be negative but he didn’t care because it makes him look like he has the courage of the cowardly lion after he received his medal from the Wizard of Oz.
By the way, Mitt Romney mentioning his opposition to Obamacare at an NAACP event is like President Obama going to CPAC and criticizing free markets.