By: Jeffrey Klein
Political Buzz Examiner
Much like a winning poker player, the strategic and tactical analysis of the Obama campaign’s kind ‘offer’ to institute a Democrat-wide cease fire from taunting Gov. Romney to release 10 years of tax returns–if he would release just three more years of tax returns–revealed a treasure trove of inside ‘intel,’ as to their own outlook of success…and it’s very dim.
These segments of the email offer from Obama campaign manager, Jim Messina, to Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades, as reported in a FOXNews article today, captures it all…
So I am prepared to provide assurances on just that point: if the Governor will release five years of returns, I commit in turn that we will not criticize him for not releasing more–neither in ads nor in other public communications or commentary for the rest of the campaign.
And, I repeat, the Governor and his campaign can expect in return that we will refrain from questioning whether he has released enough or pressing for more.
And Rhoades’ reply to Messina left no room for interpretation, by slamming the door on the offer without any apparent concern [for the consequences]…
Thanks for the note. It is clear that President Obama wants nothing more than to talk about Governor Romney’s tax returns instead of the issues that matter to voters, like putting Americans back to work, fixing the economy and reining in spending.
If Governor Romney’s tax returns are the core message of your campaign, there will be ample time for President Obama to discuss them over the next 81 days.
The plaintiff tone and wording of Messina’s offer makes it ‘feel’ more like a negotiated attempt at surrender, as the implied ‘threat’ of the Obama camp’s vacuous and completely juvenile pursuit of ’10 years of tax returns’ has so far yielded them nothing in the way of real traction–even after the impotent “…the words out” slander of Gov. Romney from the Senate floor by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) two weeks ago.
What would cause them to be so obviously desperate?
First, it is now painfully clear that Team Obama has failed in their attempt to assassinate the character of Gov. Mitt Romney–after spending three months and nearly $100 million–so they must find a ‘silver bullet,’ before Barack Obama is forced to face Mitt Romney and confront his disastrous first-term record during the three upcoming, nationally televised, presidential debates.
Second, their campaign outgo has exceeded their income, even with the ‘Vacancy’ sign hanging outside the door of the Oval Office, because the ‘Campaigner-in-Chief to too busy with his feverish fundraising schedule.
In stark contrast, within a week of announcing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), author of the now famous ‘Ryan Budget Plan,’ as his Vice Presidential running mate, Team Romney has received over $10 million in campaign contributions, from 124,800 donors–68 percent of whom are brand new–without even trying, according to Joy Lin’s FOXNews article today.
Third, Team Romney is proving to be equally as ‘tech savvy’ with social media, with the campaign reporting today that Romney gained 510,000 Facebook followers and 54,000 Twitter followers, and Ryan exploding with 860,000 and 118,000, proving they have the capacity to bypass the traditional media and message directly to millions of supporters.
Finally, Team Obama takes another slap in the face from a leader in the black community, as the nation’s first elected black governor, Doug Wilder of Virginia, took Vice President Joe Biden to task on national television–for using a [fake] ‘southern accent’ to tell a mostly black audience in Danville, Virginia that [the GOP]…
Wants to unchain Wall Street … then they’re going to put y’all back in chains.
Gov. Wilder, who is a Democrat and a grandson of slaves, echoed indignant Republican claims that Biden’s remarks invoked slavery to ‘insert’ racism into the presidential race, according to an August 15th Associated Press article.
In the final analysis, it appears as though Team Obama is on the road to self-destruction–rather than surrender–and that would serve America and her future just fine.