Go Negative Young Man
Both John McCain and Mitt Romney fought principled campaigns in which they implored their followers to stay positive, and stay on the high ground. They were afraid of being called, “racists”.
With this and $1.50 you can get a cup of coffee.
We are now seeing all kinds of analyses of why Romney lost. It is very simple. Negative campaigning works. Too bad. Obama won versus both men by sliming them in every way he and his operatives could think of, and by dividing Americans and urging them to blame their problems on the people who invest and provide jobs.
We have lost America; by that I mean that respect for all the values that made America great have been lost. Combat soldiers, even Americans, soon learn that the only thing that matters is to stay alive and win – even if you have to fight dirty. Isn’t America worth fighting dirty for?
We should have gone negative too; not just a few bloggers and low-level operatives, but from the top down. This is where we are being beaten. Certainly we had the material:
Obama is incompetent.
Obama is a liar.
Obama is a racist.
Obama has hidden and camouflaged his past.
Obama has hidden and camouflaged his associates.
Obama has hidden and camouflaged his philosophy.
Obama is a closet Muslim.
Obama is the first president to turn his back on Americans under fire when he could have saved them.
We didn’t even have to lie to go negative.
Next time let’s make sure our standard bearer is willing to get down in the muck with the Democrats and fight with every weapon at hand.