The Incontiguous Brick

July 21, 2007

Mitt Romney might need to consider a new strategery.

Filed under: politics — iknowkeith @ 10:36 am

Mitt Romney, the 70th Governor of Massachusetts and current Presidential candidate, made some surprising statements last Friday. During a question-and-answer session in Iowa, Romney was asked about his position on the CIA’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques.”

    “I support tough interrogation techniques, enhanced interrogation techniques, in circumstances where there is a ticking time bomb, a ticking bomb,” Romney said. “I do not support torture, but I do support enhanced interrogation techniques to learn from terrorists what we need to learn to keep the bombs from going off.”

Mitt is taking a very similar position to the current administration.

This was true for some other less than popular issues like the Patriot Act…

    “Our president, for all the criticism he receives, has kept America safe these last six years, and he has done it by: One pursuing the Patriot Act, which has given us the intelligence information we needed to find out who the bad guys were and get them out before they got us, and No. 2, when al-Qaida was calling America, he made sure someone here was listening,” Romney said. “And No. 3 … when terrorists were detained, were captured, he made sure we interrogated them.”

Has anyone told Mr. Romney that the President’s approval rating is less than 30 percent? Maybe restating or praising policies of the least liked President in decades is not such a good campaign strategy.

I don’t want to tell the man how to run a campaign, but I am pretty sure this is not a good way to go about it. I think if I was running for office I would try to find out what people cared about and say that.



  1. You should be his campaign manager. Because whomever he is paying big bucks to is doing him no favors by having him out Rudy McCain.

    Comment by Fascist Nation — July 21, 2007 @ 5:13 pm | Reply

  2. Shhhhh! Let him dig his own grave.

    Comment by Poem — July 22, 2007 @ 2:47 pm | Reply

  3. Romney’s been trying to outflank Guliani on the right in order to dispel his image as a patrician Northeastern RINO. On one hand, it’s a sound strategy in theory, as Republicans are very uncomfortable hitching their wagon to someone as liberal as Rudy. Problem is, Romney, like many commentators, seems to think that what the Bush administration has done for the past 6 years constitutes the kind of policy that conservatives actually want, when it has in fact been of a far more authoritarian flavor than the base has a taste for. Conservatives are starved for a return to limited government, an end to pussyfooting military interventionism, and social standards without moral equivocations. It’s why the GOP lost last fall; the base felt no one in Washington cared about them. If any Republican wants to have a chance in the primary or general elections, they’ll have to run firmly to the right, and running with Bush is definitely a no-go.

    Comment by mikeelliott1 — July 23, 2007 @ 7:37 am | Reply

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