UPDATE: PRESIDENT OBAMA COMES OUT SWINGING... VERBALLY 'WHACKING' PRESUMPTIVE GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE, MITT ROMNEY, UPSIDE HIS HEAD DURING RALLY IN IOWA. HERE ARE OBAMA'S COMMENTS:
Obama offered a no-holds-barred thumping of Romney on Thursday night, ridiculing his GOP rival’s profit-maximizing philosophy as inadequate for the White House, blasting Romney’s plan for big tax cuts for almost every millionaire in the country... READ WHOLE STORY:
IT APPEARS AS IF OBAMA IS NOT TAKING GOV. MITT ROMNEY'S JABS LYING DOWN!!! (AND IT'S NOT EVEN JUNE YET...)
|GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney|
Realizing that the John McCain "nice-guy-game-plan" was a boondoggle four years ago, Romney ain't making that mistake––taking a page from Robert Greene's "48 Laws of Power" rule book as it relates to his involvement in Bain Capital.
Recognizing that President Obama's campaign strategy was to use Bain Capital's "blood-sucking-vampire-like" practices as a whipping stick to beat him over the head and discredit him as a greedy capitalist. Well, that sneaky Mitt, during a recent interview on Fox and Friends, has just turned the tables on that strategy.
Using similar talking points as he did against Speaker Newt Gingrich, when Gingrich ill-advisedly attacked the free market system––which ultimately derailed his presidential bid––Romney, on the Fox and Friends morning show, all but called the President a "dummy", and inferred that he, and Vice President Joe Biden, were a couple of lazy, financial neophytes. Ouch!
Here is the exchange:
"There's no question that he's attacking capitalism, in part because I think he doesn't understand how the free economy works," Romney said in an appearance on the Fox TV's Fox & Friends. "He's never had job in the free economy, neither has Vice President Biden. They've spent their lives as either community organizers or member of the political class, and frankly the American people understand that free economy and free enterprise is tough - it's hard work."
Romney's remarks are particularly biting when combined with recent comments from the likes of Mayor Corey Booker, former Pennsylvania Governor Rendell, former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford, Jr., and other Democratic leaders who support capitalism and seem to part with the Obama team's assault on it.
Painting Romney as a 1%er ... and arousing the 99% in America who represent the "masses" against him in time for a win in November is a tall order for the Obama team.
Well, oops... using Bain Capital as that vehicle, somehow just got derailed.