Romney's campaign strategy in need of recalibration?
August 30th, 2011
03:51 PM ET
9 years ago

Romney's campaign strategy in need of recalibration?

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took his economic message into the heart of Texas - enemy territory - on Tuesday, telling a San Antonio audience that "career politicians got us into this mess and they simply don't know how to get us out."

It was a fittingly cautious foray into contrast politics for the former Massachusetts governor, who has pursued an above-the-fray approach during the months he has led the pack in the campaign. But the race is shifting, and Romney might need to recalibrate his strategy.


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  1. Rudy NYC

    Clarify that Governer. You are a now a career politician now, dude. You haven't worked in years, and you have not worked in private industry in nearly two decades. Your thinking is out of touch with your own facts of life, dude.

    It was *dishonest* politicians who got us into this mess we are in. The overwhelming majority of those dishonest politicians came from your party, the Republican Party.

    August 30, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "Every time that I hear or see that "reclaim America" I take it as a direct slap in my face. Just who do they think elected President Obama?"

    Really? Dude...they tell us who they think elected Obama almost every single day: minorities. They're still yammering about how Obama took 95% or so of the minority vote...yammering nonsense about minority voters only voting for him because he was one of them etc. Who did you think they want to "take the country back" from in the first place? You can rest assured that the whole slogan there was a dogwhistle to every person in the country who believes "this is supposed to be a white people country."

    August 30, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  3. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAliban/TEAhadists

    Willard's campaign needs a shot of adrenaline, pizazz and psycho. It already has enough flip flopping and bobbing and weaving.

    August 30, 2011 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  4. Matthew

    This little coward just doesnt have the skin for this. He is as fake as a 3 dollar bill. Mittens has no kahunas, he is simply scared so much, he refuses to battle the Cowboy. Perry, NOT A MORMAN!!!

    August 30, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  5. maf

    Liberty comes from American strength, Corporations are people. . . ad nauseum!!
    Romney has now become the poster child puppet of the GObP. His talking points are starting to sound more convoluted.
    Now he is going to headline at the TeaParty Convention. Sadly, Mitt is sealing his own fate. The more he panders to the crazy neocon TP'ers or continues to spout the old and tired mantra of the Party of NO, the less electable he becomes. Couple that with his religion and the way he conducted his own business affairs and I'm not sure why he is still in the race for the nomination.
    Re-calibrate??? Withdraw!!!!

    August 30, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    Recalibration? More like retreat.

    I refuse to say that he's "weird," so don't ask me to.

    August 30, 2011 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  7. Ed Texas

    "Flip Flopper" Romney needs to get his act together in order to compete against "Hee Haw Flip Flopper" Perry. Parry may be all twangy tough, but has been a complete failure as a governor, harming the Texas public school system and creating low-wage jobs with little or no benefits. Texas ranks 6th highest poverty state in the union. He's also an UnAmerican traitor, threatening to secede Texas from the Union. In Perry's book "Fed Up", he states that Social Security is unconstitutional and a "Ponzi scheme. With all the failures Mitt needs to go after Perry before he goes after Obama if he wants to get a chance as President.

    August 30, 2011 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens' campaign has been run on lies, hate and, of course, money from the Kochs. The Kochs must be wondering how they can save Mittens and still put $20 million aside to try to save Gov. Walker in Wisconsin, $20 million to save Kasich, $20 million for Scott in Florida, several hundred million for the state races, etc. Pretty soon, it starts adding up to big money, and people are not buying the anti middle class, anti worker, anti senior message that republicans and Fox are spewing every day.

    August 30, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  9. The Greedy Old Pigs have lost their minds!

    The entire GOBPbaggin' party is in need of "recalibration." They can start by admitting they've learned from their mistakes and acknowledge that tax cuts for the ultrarich do not create jobs and deregulation leads to disasters like the Wall St. meltdown we are still trying to dig out of. These beliefs in failed policies are strong evidence the GOBP is a cult not a viable political party. And of course sniffit is right on the money with their vile racism. The teatards need to care about the needy, not the greedy.

    August 30, 2011 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |