Thursday, August 30, 2012

Romney Accepts Nomination and Speaks at Republican National Convention.

Mitt Romney combined an initially soft spoken address tonight with just a modest dose of "fighting words", suggesting that the 2012 Presidential Campaign strategists will have people and groups  *other than Romney* do the attacking in this campaign, while Romney will work to appeal to the positive.

Romney's address did have some "fighting words" and  we'll certainly see plenty of the negative stuff come out from Romney surrogates.   But it looks like Romney and probably to a lesser extent Ryan, will be speaking to the natural optimism of the American people.  Ryan, I predict, will be hitting Obama hard on the big differences in economic policy.

Despite Romney's spectacular record as a successful businessman and executive, his style is likely to fall flat compared to Obama's oratorical brilliance, and the election outcome is more likely to hinge on the effectiveness of each sides negative campaigning rather than the positive.

With billions yet to be spent and current polls separating Obama and Romney by only a point or two, the 2012 election is far from over, and we'll have to wait to see how the undecided few respond to the barrage of advertising that will begin very soon, blanketing the key states in the elections.

Republicans Unite Around Mitt Romney

The Republican Convention in Tampa, Florida winds up soon as the party rallies around Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, Republican nominees for the US Presidency.

Ironically, the Republicans seem obsessed with convincing America that Mitt Romney is a really good guy. That won't be hard since Romney is one of the most hard working, friendly, and sincere folks you'll find in the political spectrum.   From a strategic point of view it seems to me they'd do better to focus on his political abilities.    Obama's got the clear edge both in polling and in the advantages inherent with incumbency, so one would think the strategists would be looking for harder hitting, more powerful talking points.

That said, personalizing Romney may be important to his campaign as Obama's also got the clear edge as an appealing personality.

... more soon as Romney is about to speak ...

Friday, August 10, 2012

Romney VP Pick is Paul Ryan of Wisconsin

President Picker is confident that Mitt Romney's VP Pick will be Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.  Ryan is known as one of the Republican's top budgeting experts, and his efforts in congress as a key player in the budget discussions are very likely a key reason he's been chosen by Romney to run as his Vice Presidential running mate in the 2012 Presidential Campaign.

More about Paul Ryan from his website: