The Thinking 

Feder on “Mitt the Mild”

November 9, 2012


DON FEDER has a very good column on the election results. He argues that Romney’s exclusive focus on jobs, his failure to fight aggressively on many other issues and his overall mushiness were decisive. He writes:

[W]hen the campaign began in earnest after Labor Day, it was all jobs, jobs, jobs, deficits, deficits and deficits. (The high cost of energy got an honorable mention.) Romney was maniacal about staying on message. When Benghazi exploded in the president’s face, the Romney camp outsourced the issue to talk radio. That’s not leadership.

Incredibly, exit polls showed more voters trusted Obama to handle a foreign crisis than Romney (by 57% to 50%). That’s what comes from the GOP nominee’s refusal to speak frankly about the fiasco.

The whole piece is worth reading.

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