Top Conservatives To Romney: You’re So Vague
Submitted by Cheston Catalano
Mitt Romney is coming under fire from top conservatives.
• The Wall Street Journal editorial page, playing off Romney’s confusing answer about what if any parts of “Obamacare” he would retain as president: “Mr. Romney’s pre-existing political calculation seems to be that he can win the election without having to explain the economic moment or even his own policies. As this flap shows, such vagueness carries its own political risks.”
• In an open letter to Romney posted on the Weekly Standard, a publication hard-wired into the Paul Ryan operation, Peter Hansen wrote: “The assertion that you are more competent than President Obama strikes many people as merely that — an assertion. It would be supported by your speaking in more detail about a range of financial issues…
• Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham: “Mitt Romney cannot at this point be convincing himself that he’s winning. I hope they’re not. I hope the Romney campaign actually knows what’s going on with these numbers.
• Two prominent GOP strategists who have worked for Romney in the past, Alex Castellanos and Mike Murphy, have thrown up their hands on Twitter with apparent frustration at the trajectory of the Republican’s campaign.