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Romney’s Rovian BBBB strategy

Romney’s Rovian BBBB strategy

The wheels on the Obama bus are falling off.

Unless someone can bring up an October surprise which allows the careening vehicle to hit Romney, the momentum is unmistakably against Obama.

The man on the bus just unveiled a strategy of re-introducing himself to the American people — after 4 years! 

He even has a shiny new booklet, and it comes with a video.  (Or does the booklet come with the video? We must know the answer to that question.)

No wonder the Romney campaign is exuding confidence and optimism.

That confidence and optimism is just a Rovian tactic, according to Jonathan Chait in New York Magazine (or is it The New Yorker, I keep confusing the two), Romney Says He’s Winning — It’s a Bluff:

Romney is carefully attempting to project an atmosphere of momentum, in the hopes of winning positive media coverage and, thus, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Over the last week, Romney’s campaign has orchestrated a series of high-profile gambits in order to feed its momentum narrative….

Karl Rove employed exactly this strategy in 2000. As we now know, the race was excruciatingly close, and Al Gore won the national vote by half a percentage point. But at the time, Bush projected a jaunty air of confidence. Rove publicly predicted Bush would win 320 electoral votes. Bush even spent the final days stumping in California, supposedly because he was so sure of victory he wanted an icing-on-the-cake win in a deep blue state.

Yes, Karl Rove convinced Obama to turn his own campaign into a series of zingers and cartoon punch lines, the devious BBBB Strategy:  Big Bird, Binders, and Bayonets.

Face it, the empty suit is empty.  Karl Rove didn’t built that, New York Magazine did.


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This couldn’t get any more pathetic if Obama/Axelrod/Gibbs/Plouffe/Cutter tried. But I’m still mindful of Instapundit’s admonition (Don’t get cocky, kid) and your sage advice, Professor, to work at it until the very end.

“Karl Rove didn’t BUILD that, New York Magazine did.”

I suggest, Prof.

And, yah. There ARE things that Rove CANNOT do.

Try as he might, he could not FLUCK UP the Obama messaging NEARLY as well as the Obami have done.

“WTF?”; Sarah Palin, messaging genius.

Current Drudge Report:
Obama hugging a baby looking sadly over his shoulder at the polls (Rasmussen R+4; Gallup R+5).
Headline: “Needs A Miracle”.
Yet when you click the link, the AP insists the race is tied.

Afirmative Action needs to be ended NOW!!!

“Karl Rove employed exactly this strategy in 2000. As we now know, the race was excruciatingly close, and Al Gore won the national vote by half a percentage point.”

In spite of the disingenuous twerp’s assertion, my recollection is that Bush did have a lead in the polls until the Democrats dropped the Bush DWI slime bomb on the weekend before the election when there was no time to recover from it.

    NC Mountain Girl in reply to Abe Froman. | October 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    The DUI probably didn’t cause votes to switch but there was evidence that it reduced turnout among evangelicals and other religious groups who don’t approve of alcohol, particularly among members less engaged in politics.

    While the political left tends to treat all evangelicals as right wing shock troops many of them do not follow politics. They consider politics to be too worldly and dishonest.

    Obama’s people actually borrowed part of Rove’s 2004 strategy of working hard to get those who agree with you on many issues but who don’t usually participate to vote. There was a huge push in 2004 to get several socially conservative religious communities to register and vote. I particularly remember “Amish for Bush”. The Amish, after all, are mostly concentrated in all important Ohio (49,750) and Pennsylvania (40,100). There are also Amish populations of 10,000 or so in both Michigan and Wisconsin.

The suit is as empty as the chair!

Election Day Plan
1. Go vote for Romney
2. Make popcorn
3. Turn on MSNBC
4. Watch the heads explode

Oh the sweet, sweet tears.

    persecutor in reply to Yujin. | October 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I don’t know if I want to not watch Fox in the expectation that Chrissy, Madcow, Chatsworth Osborne McDonald III, and one half of the Justice Brothers may have their heads explode. That’s a tempting possibility, and if I close my eyes and dream, I wet my pants in hysterics.

    Okay, if it’s a blow out, I will. If it’s close, I can’t risk getting the wrong story.

      persecutor in reply to persecutor. | October 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      On second thought, the possiblity of Sgt. Schultz sputtering in disbelief before his head goes boom is too much to resist.

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to persecutor. | October 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Watch Fox but DVR PMSLSD. Then, when Romney wins, you can continue watching the adults until they start repeating themselves. At that point, pour some brandy, light your cigar, kick back and start playing your recording. 🙂

LibraryGryffon | October 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I can’t bring myself to watch that video, but the still has Obama looking worse than pretty much anything you’ll see in a casket at a funeral. Don’t they have the wherewithall to create a job for a make-up artist?

Let’s recall that last time out (2008) it took little more than the BBBB strategy to get him elected. This time out at least some realize what BBBB means: Bring Big Baskets (for) Booty (booty:loot).

Raquel Pinkbullet | October 23, 2012 at 2:33 pm

With CO, VA, FL, now seemingly in the bag, It all comes down to OH. Forget about PA, or MI they are both a tease. Romney and his Super PAC need to carpet bomb OH with the intensity that will make people’s TVs bleed and beg for mercy.

OH is Obama’s last stand.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Raquel Pinkbullet. | October 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I agree MI and PA are a bridge too far. But OH and even WI might, just might, be attainable. IA, CO and even NV are now looking favorable.

    It’s all about the ground game now and poll-watching. The ‘rat fraud machine is in full swing and they have become so bold they barely even try to hide their fraud because they know judges are tremendously reluctant to rule in such a way that might reverse an election. It’s just, “Oh, well, they probably cheated, but nothing can be done about it now.” Beyond that, the ‘rats couldn’t care less about who knows they cheated. Winning through any and all means is perfectly respectable in their view – just WIN!

      Raquel Pinkbullet in reply to JackRussellTerrierist. | October 23, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      I am in NV and I would advise AGAINST putting too much faith in NV. Remember how Dirty Harry managed to “win” despite seemingly being down in every poll to election day??

      Remember NV doesn’t HAVE VOTER ID laws, and in 2008 this was the home base for ACORN. Also with the large influx of parasites fleeing CA, NV has been trending to the LEFT.

      Californians flee their sinking liberal utopia and go to other states and turn them in to CA.

    I’m in PA and I don’t think it’s a tease.

    I don’t know what the urban vs country population stats are like but Obama won’t get the benefit of the doubt out here so all he’ll get is the urban vote.

    We let slide the bitter clingers remark as he said it on the left coast and didn’t reiterate.

    This time? No. Sorry. Farmers are very practical and pragmatic. When a cow stops producing it’s time to call the butcher.

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to jakee308. | October 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      Philly will cinch it for obastard. There just aren’t enough conservatives in the ‘burbs and country to overcome Philly and the unions. That’s how IL got to be the way it is; same with NY and MI. It’s the reason CO, MO and VA are purple states now instead of red. IA is full of farmers and it’s bluish-purple. It’s also much easier to manufacture votes in the chaos of urban settings and population density. There aren’t enough conservatives in those precincts to watch all activities and catch the massive ‘rat fraud machines.

      PA ain’t gonna happen for us. We have to move on. PA is a money pit for us, nothing more.

        NC Mountain Girl in reply to JackRussellTerrierist. | October 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

        Actually a lot of the rural community benefits from federal government spending and often votes Democrat. Socially conservative Democrat, to be sure, but they like that federal money.

        What’s killing Obama in rural America is the high price of gasoline along with a completely out of control bureaucracy. First the Department of Transportation proposed that all operators of farm machinery had to hold a commercial drivers license. Then there were the proposals to stop farm children from assisting with most chores. Don’t even ask about the EPA’s attempts to control that evil pollutant dust. The feeling is those in charge in Washington are clueless about rural life.

      Raquel Pinkbullet in reply to jakee308. | October 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      Sorry to sound skeptical, and don’t take this the wrong way. But I have no FAITH in PA. Obama literally called half the state bitter clingers in 2008 and they still voted for him overwhelmingly. And don’t get me started on Murtha (before he died) he literally called all his constituents racist rednecks, and they still overwhelmingly re-elected the corrupt loser.

      The Obama team must be worried about Pennsylvania because they are sending an UN team to Harrisburg, Pa. Not sure why they are not sending them to Philly where most of the fraud occurs but nevertheless, they wouldn’t be wasting their UN buddies if they thought Penn was in their pocket.


        creeper in reply to tazz. | October 24, 2012 at 6:21 am

        Why would the Obama team send UN observers to Harrisburg, of all places? It’s not as though they don’t have their own lengthy history of fraud in PA.

        Oh! I get it! The UN “observers” are meant to be cover for the fraud…not to expose it.

Raquel Pinkbullet | October 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I actually hate myself enough that I actually clicked that link Professor. The delusional hate filled ramblings of moonbats has made me lose my appetite.

Goodness gracious me.

This is all just so beneath his Royal Highness.

You can tell by the never-ending cascade of dyspeptic expressions on King Obama’s face whenever he has to defend himself and his utter lack of positive accomplishments — and in the debates when he has to make a case for his reelection with nothing but abject failure to run on.

Karl Rove.

You magnificent bastard.

You’ve done it AGAIN!!!

Besides saving the country and possibly the world as we know it, a Romney win will offer proof that Nate Silver just makes up numbers and adds two decimal places to appear exact, and the likes of Chait will have to swill on their despair.

The media left out “Buh-Bye.”

Jack The Ripper | October 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm


Those of us who would like to see a new Senate and White House have reason not to despair, but we are far from a “done deal” at this point.

So, let’s not get overconfident and complacent about any of the battleground states. [Besides, we have more class and grace than the other side].

14 days can be an eternity in politics, and the ground game in both early voting and especially on election day could determine everything, including the Senate.

We do not know:

1) if there are going to be any October Surprises or last-minute stunts, such as suddenly granting extensions/relief on student loans and amnesty on immigration
2) last minute ad blitzes
3) whether polls are accurate because of the difficulty in predicting actual turnout (due to the unusual turnouts in 2010, 2008 and 2006) and how to adjust the sampled population in a given poll
4) ground game
5) turnout
6) voting “irregularities”
7) external “shocks” particularly in the realm of foreign affairs
8) gaffes or mis-steps by either side or their “team members” like what happened in Missouri

Besides, Obama has secured the Chavez, Castro, Putin, Sean Penn, Eva Longoria, and Janeane Garofalo endorsements, despite Mitt Romney’s best efforts to nail those down, and my examination of past elections shows that NO ONE HAS EVER BEATEN BARACK OBAMA when he had the Chavez, Castro, Putin, Sean Penn, Eva Longoria, and Janeane Garofalo endorsements!

There was an American soldier in uniform in this video. Isn’t it against the UCMJ to campaign in uniform?

Did the campaign get permission for this soldier’s face and child to be used?

Just curious.

Pathetic. I guess they burned out on the “I Blame Bush!” schtick so now it’s “I Blame Rove!”?

Haha. The screen shot in the video looks like it says


Love the facial expression too

In the video, bho says that he’ll invest in American energy as part of his “plan”. Note that he does not specify oil and coal! He’ll invest in more Solyndras and Fiskers. And of course we’ll ask the wealthy to pay more–a community agitator has to resort to class warfare.

Sorry, pal, your time is up. You have just a few weeks left.

Romney/Ryan 2012 (and 2016!)

And don’t forget the other Bs: bailout (auto) and bankruptcy (let Detroit go bankrupt)