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Romney strategist says media not biased in favor of Obama

by Rodan ( 14 Comments › )
Filed under Elections 2012, Fascism, Liberal Fascism, Media, Progressives, Republican Party, Socialism, Special Report, Tranzis at February 24th, 2013 - 10:27 pm

Many people look back and wonder how Mitt Romney could blow a winnable elections. One of the reasons was having idiotic advisers like Stuart Stevens. He was on CNN’s Reliable Sources and claim the media did not favor Obama. You read that correctly, One of Romney’s top strategist says the media has no bias towards Obama!

Ever since then-Senator Barack Obama first took a lead in the 2008 Democratic primary, the political news media has faced the accusation that they are “in the tank” for the now-second term President Obama. On Sunday morning’s Reliable Sources, the press got a qualified defense from a surprising source: Mitt Romney chief strategist Stuart Stevens. Host Howard Kurtz asked Stevens if ” much of the media is in the tank for Barack Obama,” to which Stevens replied, “In the tank? I would say no.”

“Do you believe, today, that much of the media is in the tank for Barack Obama?” Kurtz asked.

Stevens replied, “It’s not a yes or a no question. In the tank, I would say no. So, yes or no question, I would say no.”

No Wonder Mitt Romney lost!

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14 Responses to “Romney strategist says media not biased in favor of Obama”
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  1. buzzsawmonkey
    1 | February 24, 2013 11:45 pm

    If that was a “top Romney strategist,” it’s a miracle Romney didn’t lose by a wider margin.


  2. Fritz Katz
    2 | February 25, 2013 12:13 am

    Feckless is one word that describes Stuart Stevens.

    Stevens blamed hurricane Sandy:

    “… We went from having these big rallies around the country to literally sitting around in hotel rooms and there was just nothing we could do about it.”

    We’ll, duh. And who was the feckless Romney adviser that stopped the campaign for two weeks because of false optics? I remember turning out for a Ryan campaign rally in central Florida — only to be turned away. Meanwhile in NJ, Chris Christie was giving Obama a long, slow slobbering wet kiss. Note that Obama didn’t stop his campaign.

    I’m reminded of 2008 when McCain stopped his campaign mid-stream, while he was ahead in the polls, to go back to Washington to vote FOR THE BAILOUT of Wall street so the Bankers could continue to pull in multi-million dollar bonuses.

    Stevens also blames Clint Eastwood. In fact, Eastwood was a bright spot in the campaign — much like Sarah Palin was the shining star of the McCain campaign.

    Stevens said Romney’s comments about the “47 percent” did damage.

    The former adviser wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post last week, claiming Romney’s ideas “carried the day” with voters who made more than $50,000 per year — arguing those votes showed Romney was favored by the middle class.

    But Stevens must have advised Romney to make no effort to explain why economic freedom helps everyone -- especially the poor -- to improve their lives.

    Stevens was the one who told Romney not to listen to another adviser who wanted to directly attack Obama in the acceptance speech:

    Nevertheless, Wehner came up with a draft he found pleasing, including the memorable line: “The incumbent president is trying to lower the expectations of our nation to the sorry level of his own achievement. He only wins if you settle.” It also included a reference to Afghanistan, which was jettisoned with the rest of his work.

    Instead, eight days before the convention, at a time when a campaign usually would be done drafting and focused instead on practicing such a high-stakes speech, Stevens frantically contacted John McConnell and Matthew Scully, a speech writing duo that had worked in George W. Bush’s campaign and White House. Stevens told them they would have to start from scratch on a new acceptance speech. Not only would they have only a few days to write it, but Romney would have little time to practice it.


  3. Fritz Katz
    3 | February 25, 2013 1:13 am

    Interesting that Stevens was responsible for an aggressive primary campaign against Rick Perry, Gingrich, and Santorum — which helped Romney secure the nomination.

    While he was also responsible for a passive campaign against Obama — which helped Obama secure the presidency.

    What kind of person is passive-aggressive?


  4. 4 | February 25, 2013 7:28 am

    Fritz Katz wrote:

    Interesting that Stevens was responsible for an aggressive primary campaign against Rick Perry, Gingrich, and Santorum — which helped Romney secure the nomination.
    While he was also responsible for a passive campaign against Obama — which helped Obama secure the presidency.
    What kind of person is passive-aggressive?

    He’s a Dem plant, IMO.

    Newt’s take on this -- with my comments.


  5. quiet man
    5 | February 25, 2013 8:16 am

    What an ASSHOLE. The establishment republicans need to be kicked from power and replaced with tea party people.

    People who believe in ideals over those who do not.


  6. coldwarrior
    6 | February 25, 2013 8:48 am

    so this is what passes as a chief strategist? pretty sad. pretty sad.

    cant see the forest for the trees, eh?


  7. Speranza
    7 | February 25, 2013 9:06 am

    Good grief what a moron!
    Expect him to be a regular guest on MSNBC soon.


  8. Speranza
    8 | February 25, 2013 9:07 am

    Fritz Katz wrote:

    Interesting that Stevens was responsible for an aggressive primary campaign against Rick Perry, Gingrich, and Santorum — which helped Romney secure the nomination.
    While he was also responsible for a passive campaign against Obama — which helped Obama secure the presidency.
    What kind of person is passive-aggressive?

    Romney ran harder against Republicans then he ever did against Obama.


  9. buzzsawmonkey
    9 | February 25, 2013 9:35 am

    Maybe Republican campaign offices should start posting those signs that dry-cleaners used to use: “Plant on Premises.”

    Consultants and advisers like Stevens certainly are shaving us dry and taking us to the cleaners.


  10. 10 | February 25, 2013 12:43 pm

    No Wonder Mitt Romney lost!

    Exactly, Romney was betrayed by his own people, just like Sarah Palin was betrayed by McVain’s staff.


  11. 11 | February 25, 2013 12:46 pm

    @ doriangrey:

    Which leads one to wonder how good he is at picking his staff. That is the only skill a President must have, and Romney failed that test clearly.


  12. 12 | February 25, 2013 1:13 pm

    Fritz Katz wrote:

    Stevens blamed hurricane Sandy:


  13. darkwords
    13 | February 25, 2013 2:31 pm

    These key staffers need to not be prevaricators and wafflers. They have to be able to speak like one of the following.

    1. Bolton
    2. Chaney
    3. Trump
    4. Gingrich
    5. Rumsfeld

    These are all people who can walk and chew gum at the same time. This Romney guy can’t. Pretty obvious. A Romney presidency would have seen Obamacare implemented pretty much as is, and then become a polite extension of GWB


  14. Jim
    14 | February 27, 2013 4:58 pm

    He’s a prime example of the Republican Party leadership, detached from reality and terrified of offending the media. If those guys would grow a pair maybe they would win a few.


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