ROMNEY HAMMERS OBAMA BUT IF NOMINATED WILL HE CONTINUE
Speaking before the Newspaper Association of America and the American Society of News Editors only one day after Barack Obama used the same opportunity to continue his disgusting attack against SCOTUS, Mitt Romney hammered Obama on his dishonesty and what he called, "hide and seek," approach over what he intends to do if reelected in light of the comments made to Russian President Medvedev about his, "flexibility, "after the election.
This speech though strong for the moment also highlights one of the reasons why I am so tepid about Romney being the nominee if he indeed does get the nod. Romney took the GOP Primary race from what should have been an opportunity for the candidates to highlight in prime fashion the major differences between the GOP and especially conservatism and Obama and turned it into a negative slug fest started by Romney in which the former Governor regularly used misleading and/or exaggerated claims against Gingrich and Santorum.
Yet when given many opportunities to state the real facts about Obama and call him for what and who he is, Romney has backed down and gone the route similar to McCain who refused to hammer Obama on his past and his socialist leaning agenda. The GOP nominee must daily hammer this and the complete failure of Obama home without hesitation and without reservation and I am not convinced that Romney will do this in the buildup toward the General Election.
He has been all to willing to be somewhat accommodating toward Obama refusing to state his obvious socialist tendencies and hitting hard on the total failure of Obama personally in leadership and policy. He has chosen to take a more, "gentlemanly," approach toward Obama which will not work during the Fall just as it failed in 2008 with McCain.
Obama's past, his personal failures and his polices must all be on the table and if Romney is the nominee he must be willing to hit Obama right between the eyes even calling him a socialist which Romney has shied away from several times when given a slow pitch softball to do so. Respecting the Office of President and hammering the failed occupant can both be done but I am afraid that Romney will place the former before the latter and allow Obama to have the high ground just like John McCain did in 2008.