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The President is going to try to destroy his main opponent.  Prepare for the worst.
The President is going to try to destroy his main opponent. Prepare for the worst.


I almost didn’t use the word “kill” in the headline, but it’s right here in this Politico article:

Barack Obama’s aides and advisers are preparing to center the president’s reelection campaign on a ferocious personal assault on Mitt Romney’s character and business background, a strategy grounded in the early-stage expectation that the former Massachusetts governor is the likely GOP nominee.

The dramatic and unabashedly negative turn is the product of political reality. Obama remains personally popular, but pluralities in recent polling disapprove of his handling of his job, and Americans fear the country is on the wrong track. His aides are increasingly resigned to running for reelection in a glum nation. And so the candidate who ran on “hope” in 2008 has little choice four years later but to run a slashing, personal campaign aimed at disqualifying his likeliest opponent.

Of course, this is not a terrible surprise.  I mean, we know that the President’s mishandling of the economy is driving many of his former supporters right into the arms of the candidate who has demonstrated his fiscal responsibility time and time again.  Before he ran for Governor, he helped  launch the very successful Bain Capital — which helped launch such successful franchises as Staples and the Sports Authority — and then led a turnaround at Bain Consulting. He also saved the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City which, prior to his leadership, were mired in debt and corruption but subsequently became one of the most successfully-run Games in memory.  And then, he turned around debt ridden Massachusetts!

So, I get why the President is worried:

“Unless things change and Obama can run on accomplishments, he will have to kill Romney,” said a prominent Democratic strategist aligned with the White House.

While the strategy is understandable, it’s sad that they’re going to try to make Gov. Romney — a successful businessman, leader, husband, and father — appear “weird,” and “out of touch” and…  wait for it…  wait for it…  a flip flopper.  However, be ready for the onslaught.  And instead of giving credence to the White House’s accusations, just take it as a compliment.

They are horrified and scared.  And with an unemployment rate at 9.2%, they should be.

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4 Responses to Obama Strategy: “Kill Romney”

  1. Matt says:

    Nancy, It’s so nice to hear you again. I’ll bet you have been so busy w/ this book tour and all. It’s nice to have you back. We always love to hear your take on things.

    • Nancy French says:


      Thanks! I got a nice note from a reader (with sentiments from his sister) and I decided to pop back over!

      Missed you EFM guys too!


  2. Keiji says:

    It wasn’t too long ago that the some Democrats were blaming the shooting of the Congress Woman in Arizona on to words that Republicans use that are violent, like” target someone” for instance. Wow ! But they use the word, “kill”.

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