LI reader and blogger Jeff Dobbs has a post up about Romney’s media strategy, which can be termed “hide and hope they don’t seek me” (that’s my term). Jeff compares it to Obama’s strategy in 2008 of carefully controlling his exposure to the media.
The strategy worked for Obama because he didn’t need to interact with the media for the media to adore him. In effect, Obama received all of the upside with none of the downside.
But I don’t think it’s working for Romney. I assume his advisors would call it a “long game” or something similar, but at the rate he’s going, it’s hard to know if there will be a game unless he gets out there unscripted and mixes it up.
I feel like screaming, “get out there and fight, damn it, show us what you have.” Romney’s cloistered campaign life has him on the verge of becoming Tim Pawlenty.
While I support Newt, I am not anti-Romney.
If Romney does wins the nomination, I want him to be a better general election candidate for the challenge. So far, that’s not happening.