Welp, it’s official. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have decided to run on a campaign of “We’re totally going to fix shit, but we’re not going to tell you how because if we do, we might lose and we don’t wanna lose because if we lose how will we take your money and give it to rich people?” (It’d be funny if about half the country weren’t going to vote for them, while the other half struggles to figure out in the next 82 days whether Republicans will even allow them to vote.)
The Obama campaign, on the one hand, has got all these different tools that you can use to figure out how Obama’s policies will affect you: as a woman, for example, (The Life of Julia) or as a taxpayer (you can calculate your tax rate with his nifty tax calculator).
Romney and Ryan, on the other hand, have no nifty tools — Whiteboard of Fail, notwithstanding — and are willing to tell voters exactly two things: Jack and Shit.
In an interview today, Romney advisers explained that the Romney-Ryan Fail Parade Shit Show would not be providing any policy details because in this day and age, campaigns that provide too many details are campaigns that lose.
Better to be vague and accuse President Obama of being black than to tell voters what you stand for, (or, as the case seems to be, than to tell voters just how much you’re going to screw them when you get elected.)
[read full post at ABLC]
[read Greg Sargent’s piece here.]