I never predicted things would move this quickly and decisively against Romney, but polls seem to be taking another dump on him. That means his VP pick is more important than ever, in the meantime Mittens issued a statement that damn near sounds like a plea for mercy:
TPM— “Our campaign would be — helped immensely if we had an agreement between both campaigns that we were only going to talk about issues and that attacks based upon — business or family or taxes or things of that nature,” Romney said, according to excerpts of an upcoming interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd released Friday.
Romney said he would prefer the campaigns “only talk about issues,” and claimed that “our ads haven’t gone after the president personally. … We haven’t dredged up the old stuff that people talked about last time around. We haven’t gone after the personal things.”
Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul offered up a broader take on whether Romney was really suggesting that his career at Bain Capital — the crux of his argument that he is better equipped to handle the economy — should be considered off-limits.
Translation, despite the whining from traditional media and millionaire pundits on both sides, about hitting below the belt with questions about taxes paid at Bain, and ads about people getting laid off because of Bain, and on and on, those tactics appear to working really well. Who could have possibly predicted that, eh?
Romney would now very much like the WH and associated pacs to please, please stop doing any of the things that are working, at least until such time as Mitt is ready to respond or change the subject. Aside from the fact that that’s not going to happen — Team Romney is inviting more simply by saying this — it’s not going to play well with the he-man gun-toting keyboard kommandos that make up a big chunk of the GOP base