Wednesday, September 19, 2012
FRSFreeStateNow: Talking Points Memo: WHPS Jay Carney: "Mitt Romney's Use Of Old Obama Tape Is Desperate": Why The Tape is Fair Game
If there isn't anything in this tape from 1998 with then Illinois State Senator Barack Obama talking. About redistribution of wealth is controversial, then President Obama should have nothing to worry about as far as it being released and can call it another desperate attempt by the Romney/Ryan Campaign. To make President Obama look like a Socialist but if the tape is legitimate in the sense that it backs up the Republican narrative as far as how they critique the President. Then what the President would get to do is explain what he meant about whatever he said in the tape and trust the voters to come to the right conclusion about what's on it. Which is exactly what Mitt Romney seems unable or unwilling to do, to say what he actually means and then stand by it. Based on the facts at hand, instead what he does is actually get caught being honest, makes a discovery that what he says has offended someone and then changes his mind or rephrases whatever he was trying to say.