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Monday, July 16, 2012

Is Mitt Too Soft on Obama?

A host of right-wing commentators has been pretty critical of Mitt Romney's campaign lately, as documented in this post of Media Matters for America.  Apparently, they think Mitt's campaign should focus more on their vision of Barack Obama as the Anti-Christ.  But Mitt's trying to win over independent voters, who are the key to winning the election and who are repelled by the kind of vituperative campaign the right wingers really want.  It's enough to make you feel a little bit sorry for Mitt as a victim of unjustified abuse.  But not really.


The right's a bit upset with Mitt,

His talk of jobs is not their bit.

They'd like it more if he would shout

"Obama's a socialistic lout!"

But Mitt's not worried about his base:

The independents'll win this race

And they don't think Obama's Satan,

They just want th'economy to straighten.

So Mitt is trying to play it cool

But right-wing howlers think he's a fool. 

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