Obama’s Scheme Team: “Kill Romney” - Governor Romney Responds: “Desperate, Despicable”


As America continues to suffer from President Downgrade’s Obama’s inexperience and blunders, talking heads predict that the next presidential election is bound to be one of the nastiest, dirtiest campaigns in a long time.

Not surprising, Real Clear Politics revealed last week that Democrats believe Mitt Romney is the greatest threat to their man, Obama:

In gearing up for President Obama’s re-election battle next year, party operatives have directed the bulk of their energy toward beating up on the former Massachusetts governor. With a number of strong Republicans opting not to run and some in the race failing to get traction, Romney has become a singular target for the party in power.

Today, we learn just how afraid Obama and his Scheme Team are:

Barack Obama’s 2012 plan: ‘Kill Romney’

Barack Obama’s aides and advisers are preparing to center the president’s re-election 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.
[…]
“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.

The onslaught would have two aspects. The first is personal: Obama’s re-elect will portray the public Romney as inauthentic, unprincipled and, in a word used repeatedly by Obama’s advisers in about a dozen interviews, “weird” …

The second aspect of the campaign to define Romney is his record as CEO of Bain Capital, a venture capital firm which was responsible for both creating and eliminating jobs. Obama officials intend to frame Romney as the very picture of greed in the great recession – a sort of political Gordon Gekko.

(emphasis added) Additional details may be found here.

Romney issued a swift response:

August 9, 2021

BOSTON, MA – Romney for President campaign manager Matt Rhoades released the following statement in response to Politico’s report on President Obama’s re-election strategy:

It is disgraceful that President Obama’s campaign has launched his re-election with the stated goal to ‘kill’ his opponent with an onslaught of negative and personal attacks. President Obama will say and do desperate things to hold onto power because he knows he has failed. Neither despicable threats, nor President Obama’s billion dollar negative campaign, will put Americans back to work, save their homes, or restore their hopes. On November 6, 2012, this will change.”

(emphasis added)

Obama won’t be able to run successfully on his record. Even the lefty-left of his party are in full rebellion now:

On Sunday, Drew Westen, a professor of psychology at Emory, articulated the fury of liberal Democrats in a New York Times Sunday Review essay.

How can one explain this lack of leadership? Westen offered several harsh theories. Perhaps Obama is, as conservatives have alleged, too inexperienced and hence, incompetent. Obama, he wrote, “had accomplished very little before he ran for president, having never run a business or a state.” He had a “singularly unremarkable career as a law professor, publishing nothing in 12 years at the University of Chicago other than an autobiography.” Finally, before joining the Senate, he had voted “present” rather than “yea” or “nay” 130 times, “sometimes dodging difficult issues.”

(emphasis added)

Obama and his Scheme Team will resort to that which they are very familiar and comfortable with - the ol’ Alinsky Rules for Radicals. [Known as the ‘father of modern American radicalism,’ Saul D. Alinsky (1909-1972) developed strategies and tactics that take the enormous, unfocused emotional energy of grassroots groups and transform it into effective anti-government and anti-corporate activism. … Some of these rules are ruthless, but they work.”]

A few Alinsky tactics to look for…

Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”

If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside… every positive has its negative.” [Obamacare is Romneycare?]

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’

I can see how Mitt Romney’s private-sector experience, record of accomplishments, leadership, wisdom, work ethic, and straight-forward campaigning makes the Obama Scheme Team’s knees knock.

We’ve got a desperado president on our hands. America can’t take four more years of Oval Office conniving.


► Jayde Wyatt

A new video on this subject from the Romney campaign below the fold

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5 Responses to Obama’s Scheme Team: “Kill Romney” - Governor Romney Responds: “Desperate, Despicable”

  1. Noelle says:

    This strategy tells me 2 things, that Obama and his team believe Mitt will be the nominee, and that Obama has nothing positive of his own upon which to base his campaign.

  2. ccr says:

    It tells all one needs to know of Obama’s character (if one has been delusional to this point)…….and reinforces the goodness of Romney’s character!

    How can Obama fight against someone with all of the experience Obama has NEVER had AND character to boot?!

  3. colleen says:

    Ready, aim, fire — watch the retort as the O. Team goes down in flames when they attempt to distort Mitt’s record, divide the country into class warfare, and use rumor and rudeness every where. Little do they know their own trip wires will land them on the ground with a campaign concussion. The open warfare may be the best thing that could happen to this country, exposing Obama for the little man that he and elevating Mitt for the towering candidate that he is.

  4. nivram says:

    Of course.. Obama with his side(the Anti Mormons) will go march their old mimic issue of Mormonism… Polygamist..Cult..Weird..Blah..Blah..Blah.. More negative issue on Mitt please.. I am bored… Please do not forget to include his underwears.. Haha.. Next time you can’t beat that underwear because Mr. Superman favored Mitt Romney to wear it on Election day. Hahaha… Americans were not dumb for such idiocities “idiots” to believe. AMERICANS WANT A PRESIDENT WHO WILL SAVE AMERICAN ECONOMY ON THE RIGHT SHAPE AND ON THE RIGHT TRACK.. GO GO GO MITT ROMNEY!!!!!! WE LOVE TO SEE YOU ON THE WHITE HOUSE…

  5. Mark says:

    I’m voting for real change on Nov. 6, 2012; I’m voting for Mitt Romney!