5 thoughts on “News/Politics 5-4-23

  1. Horserace

    Karl Rove reflecting on the Obama-Romney campaign:

    ~ … The Obama high command quickly swung into action, blasting Mitt Romney well before he had won the long, contentious and costly nomination battle on April 24. Team Obama recognized that extolling Mr. Obama’s first-term record and outlining his vision for the future were insufficient.

    So on April 11, it opened up on Mr. Romney with an advertising blast depicting the former Massachusetts governor as a heartless plutocrat. Democrats kept this up for nearly seven months, pounding Mr. Romney as filthy rich, out-of-touch and indifferent to people’s everyday struggles—even as mistreating his dog. It worked.

    Team Biden seems to understand that it needs to focus the 2024 race similarly on savaging the GOP contender. They also obviously know that strategy depends in large part on how vulnerable a target Republicans nominate—hence their fixation on Mr. Trump.

    Mr. Biden’s April 24 announcement video cleverly opened with clips of Mr. Trump’s supporters beating police during the riots on Jan. 6. Mr. Biden then denounced “MAGA extremists” as an image of Mr. Trump—pictured with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis—flashed on screen. Expect to see similar barrages as the campaign wears on if Mr. Biden gets the opponent he so desperately desires.

    Today, the GOP seems unfortunately inclined to nominate the only man Mr. Biden thinks he can beat. But that could well change. Ask Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich and Jeb Bush, early leaders in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 nomination campaigns, respectively. There’s time for Republicans to get this right. They’d better. ~


  2. Lol. At least Biden’s not pretending to run as the great “uniter”. I could be wrong but I think Trump has a lot more hope and vision for the country. Dark Biden really doesn’t have that. But his ‘MAGA extremists ‘ ploy is a little reminiscent of Hillary’s “deplorables” comment. It’s early days yet. We’ll see who the country gravitates toward in a few months.


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