Thursday, September 6, 2012

Romney ceding Ohio (4 now)

Mitt Romney? Nothing. Obama’s Republican challenger has spent much of the summer racing around the country gathering campaign donations to pay for advertising. And the legal restraints that kept him from spending money raised for the general election were lifted a week ago, when the party officially nominated him for president. Yet for reasons that his advisors declined to discuss, Romney has ceded the advertising airwaves to Obama over the last week in Ohio and other battleground states. The sudden cease-fire offered a surprising lull in what for months had been a guns-blazing advertising war waged in Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Nevada, Colorado, Iowa and New Hampshire — on one side, Romney and his allies; on the other, the president and his.
Look, we all know what is going on here. Romney categorically eliminated his primary opponents by blistering, negative ads. He did not have a ground game and will not have one this fall. His whole premise will be the AIR WAR. He may cease now, but he and his super pac(s) will come out blazing with some of the most negative and racially tinged ads this country will see during a presidential election. Just hold your hats and get ready for the fight. Full article, here.