Mitt Romney is not John McCain. That is something that Obama and company discovered in the “War of the Dogs.” Obama has used the fact that Romney, loading five kids, himself, and his wife in a station wagon, put the family dog in a dog carrier on the top of the car during a family vacation. It polled horribly in focus groups, and made the participants immediately have negative feelings about Romney. So, Romney’s aides went on Twitter and posted Obama’s own words in “Dreams from My Father: A Story of RACE AND INHERITANCE” about eating dog. Also, snake and grasshopper. While growing up in Indonesia. While that revelation makes Obama seem even cooler to SWPL-hipsters, for everyone else it is repulsive and more evidence of how alien and out of touch Obama is. Game, set, and match to Romney. Even the MSNBC morning crew were laughing at Obama. Eating dog beats putting the family dog on top of a crowded station wagon, in a carrier. What kind of American eats Dog? No kind, and that was the message of the laughter.
Obama is in trouble. He might still win (White professional women still love him) but he’s up against a guy who is not John McCain. I’ve often wondered if McCain threw the election. There was a story that appeared briefly in the Obama-NY Times, about an alleged affair with McCain and some campaign aide. That was quickly dropped, right around the time McCain stopped attacking Obama. If so, that would be par for the course with Obama. He got the Jack and Jeri Ryan divorce records unsealed to reveal the tawdry allegations of Jack Ryan forcing Jeri into swinging, sex clubs, and the like. Giving him the weak, disorganized Alan Keyes as an opponent. Obama disqualified his mentor Alice Palmer, easily winning the election after that sleazy, Nixonian move. Obama’s only loss came against Bobby Rush, who in that district, as an ex-Black Panther, and ex-con, was scandal-proof. There was plenty of dirt of course, but it was all out in the open, to the approval of the all-Black district: the weapons charges, the violent rhetoric against Whites, and so on.
Obama has been successful against White guys with scandals, or mentors susceptible to dirty tricks. Against a guy with no scandal, or against a guy with scandals known and liked (in his district), Obama’s weapons don’t work. If Obama dug up dirt against McCain (known early in his career as a womanizer), he’s out of luck against a squeaky clean Mormon. Who entered politics already quite rich, out of noblesse oblige and duty to avenge his father’s defeat, not to make money (Gingrich, Santorum). There is no deep, lurking scandal. And as a man facing anti-Mormon hatred, Mitt Romney is well versed in attacking with a smile. Just ask Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Mike Huckabee how that went.
Romney has attacked the media as being in the tank for Obama, which they are. He is aggressively quoting Obama’s own 2008 words against Obama. He is not McCain, which points out the weakness of the Chicago School of politics. Against someone with nothing to lose, or someone with no scandal, or scandals known and actually liked by the voters, digging dirt is useless. Obama’s campaign machinery has CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, and every newspaper in America pulling for him. But they do so outside his direct and immediate control, being so big. Even a Journolist “telling people what propaganda line to say” style site or mailing list is too prone to leaking out, and requires too much coordination to be effective in instant-on internet news cycles. This makes Obama at a disadvantage, since the only time he faced a guy who went all out on him, he lost. [Bobby Rush is still the Representative in Congress from his district.] Obama’s answer was to run in SWPL/Black, half and half, districts, or the dirty trick against Jack Ryan in the Senate Race.
Against McCain? I would not discount the possibility that Obama’s team dug up dirt on McCain, and used to make him throw or back off the election. It explains the famous McCain temper seemingly go out, suddenly. And other very suspicious behavior. It is not as if McCain was not enmeshed in the Keating Five scandal (where he was guilty) and politicians seldom change habits of fooling around or financial skullduggery, as we learned with Bill Clinton.
Against a Mormon who does not even drink … coffee, and an economy in free-fall, Obama must be planning his Plan B, a Fujimori Self-Coup, even now. In case the massive fraud, and votes from White professional women, don’t carry him over. Since he himself is likely to go to jail, if out of power, given all the crooked deals he has pulled, and his subordinates KNOW they will be in jail. Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett, must know their goose is cooked if Obama is defeated.