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    Pep Talk – We’ll just have to win

    Pep Talk – We’ll just have to win

    Consider this Pep Talk V.

    Every 3-4 days for the past several weeks there has been a mass media pronouncement that Romney has lost:  When Paul Ryan was nominated and false “fact-checks” purported to declare him a proven liar.  When Clint Eastwood took the stage and presented the perfect metaphor for the Obama presidency, an empty chair.  When Mitt Romney did not get enough of a post-convention bounce.  When Obama got a post-convention bounce.  When Mitt Romney spoke the truth about Obama’s collapsing Middle East policy and proclivity to sympathize with the hurt religious sensibilities of anti-American Islamists, and the media lost its mind.

    And now that a tape has been released that shows Romney stating an obvious truth about the dependency state, although as Romney said, not very elegantly.  The media is giddy with delight.

    The collapse of job growth, staggering debt, a failed and destructive Middle East policy, the likelihood of a nuclear Iran, an Israel which will not survive a second Obama term … none of that matters to a media which openly is advocating for Obama.

    You can let the media win, or you can double your efforts to defeat a President whose reason to be is to lessen U.S. influence in the world, to reduce the country to just one among many, to impose a European-style socialism, and yes, to create a dependency state in which the Julias of the country look to government as savior.

    If Obama’s vision is your vision, then give in to the media hype, get demoralized, and start piling on Romney.  You will have company among some “Republican” pundits.

    If Obama’s vision is not your vision, then none of what is going on should matter.  Whether the tape hurts Romney is irrelevant.  Was this fight ever about electing Romney?

    Defeating Obama is a fight which needs to be fought with everything you have, regardless of who is winning the media narrative.

    The media was stunned in 2010 because they believed their own spin and expected that the rest of the country did too.  We know better.  The spontaneous outpourings of protest by the people the media hates — at Chick-fil-A and with empty chairs — show that you are not alone.

    Fight below the media radar.  Turn November 6 into the biggest shock of their lives.


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    theduchessofkitty | September 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I think another strategy would be for us to tell Mother Jones to… ahem… “Stuff it!”

    I find Sir Winston best when I get that feeling

    “In the long years to come, not only will the people of this island but of the world, wherever the bird of freedom chirps in human hearts, look back to what we’ve done, and they will say ‘do not despair, do not yield…march straightforward.”

    Who cares if the Media is giddy with delight. I say, BRING IT ON. This is the fight we want. This is pure policy. Romney has stood up and said it directly. If you WANT FREE STUFF, Vote for the other guy.

    I think that his stance will do very well come the first tuesday in November.

    Well, I feel better. Went out and shot off more than a few. Afterwards, had a couple glasses of Jack and a good cigar. Then, read “Pep Talk” with accompnying comments.

    Ought to hold me for awhile.

    1. I won’t pretend to be enthused about the Romney campaign. Compare Pat Caddell last year (linked at LI) and apparently just before the Mideast attacks. I grant that Caddell might be criticizing Romney to paper over his own defective prediction.

    2. To different degrees, Intrade and Rasmussen saw the 2010 results coming. They are the indicators I continue to follow. It’s still way too early to draw conclusions about November 6.

    3. Bill’s heroic efforts are making a difference. Whether it’s enough difference remains to be seen. Afaic, if Romney and Brown fall short, the responsibility will not lie with conservative voters; it will lie squarely with Romney and Brown. It’s too soon to say whether or not things will come to that.

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