David Parker below references conservative voices of late that have been critical of Governor Romney, his campaign team, strategy, tactics, etc. If you have not read his piece, please take the time to do so — it is excellent.
David uses a military example to illustrate Mitt Romney’s strategy to focus on the Obama economy. I love this example as Israel was at a huge disadvantage against Egypt in the 6-Day War:
“When Israel was victorious over Egypt in the 6-day war. Notwithstanding the breadth of its border with Egypt, Israel’s strategy was to identify Egypt’s weakest point, line up its tanks and penetrate the border and then disperse. It was an elegant strategy for victory.”
We could cite many other examples of tiny Israel conquering superior forces, including those of Syria, in large part due to brilliant strategy.
One of Mitt Romney’s greatest skills is that of a strategist — he is a master of strategy design. His business career for the last 35+ years, including the incredible rescue of the Winter Olympics, involved the development of dozens of detailed, “elegant” strategic plans and the execution of those plans. We have all heard the term “turn-around artist.” Mitt Romney is one of the best this nation has ever known.
Why are some people worked up about Governor Romney not disclosing more details of his strategic plan? That would be like the Israeli press and its people asking the prime minister for details as to how they plan to defend against Egypt before the 6-Day War! It is foolish at this point in the election cycle to disclose strategic details when doing so would serve only to provide information to Mr. Obama’s team. It is well known that the TV voter and voters in general stop paying attention to politics in the summer months. In the year of a presidential election, they begin to really pay attention after Labor Day. Why blow through major cash during the summer doldrums attempting to disseminate major new information? From my perspective, that makes no sense at all.
I have no inside knowledge of the Romney campaign strategy, but I love the fact that Romney is staying focused on the Obama economy and that he is not providing ammunition to Obama that can be used against him right now. As with Egypt, Mr. Obama has no idea how Mitt Romney will outflank him for crippling attacks to be victorious in November. But we know Obama is worried about it and he is appearing ever desperate. In due time, Mitt Romney will strategically disclose details of his plans for our nation to augment his truth-letting of Obama’s dismal record as steward of America’s economy.
Never forget the old adage: “Timing is everything” (as in November 6th)
Rarely do I agree with statements made by The New York Times or its reporters. And who cares what the press/media demands of Governor Romney anyway? (I don’t think Mitt Romney really cares — he will execute to his strategy) There is no requirement to satiate pundits’ appetites for additional details. David Brooks of The Times makes this very excellent point in this one minute video clip:
American Values: “In God We Trust” — “Liberty” — “E Pluribus Unum”