Mitt Romney’s “Hail Mary” Moment- Desperate Campaign Picks WI Rep. Paul Ryan as Running Mate

Posted on August 11, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

(BONUS: I am not the only one reading the play call as a Hail Mary.)

The past few weeks have been nothing short of an “un-Mitt-igated” disaster for Team Romney. To quickly review this past month, we have:

1. Mitt Romney addressing the NAACP amid allegations that he stacked the deck with supportive audience plants, same as he did during the primary.

2. The Olympics. YeGods, The Olympics. Did I mention the Olympics? How about the rest of Mitt’s European vacation? Oh, was he glad to get back to the States

3. The TaxMan Cometh– but he does not reveal what he knows, let alone or what he owes. When even some of these allies including members of the Mormon Church gang up and demand one coughs up the previous tax forms, you KNOW it’s been bad for Mitt. President Obama’s coining the phrase “Romneyhood” to describe Mitt’s tax plan was brilliantly done; Romney’s slap back of “Obamaloney” was a swing and a miss.

“[The independent Tax Policy Center] determined that Governor Romney’s plan would effectively raise taxes on middle-class families with children by an average of $2,000 — to pay for this tax cut. Not to reduce the deficit. Not to invest in things that grow our economy, like education or roads or basic research. He’d ask the middle class to pay more in taxes so that he could give another $250,000 tax cut to people making more than $3 million a year. (Boo.)
It’s like Robin Hood in reverse. It’s Romney Hood.

4. The Bain of Mitt’s Existence. Mitt’s Bain in the Neck. Last night, “Son of Boss”.

This did NOT help.

And then add that the Ron Paul delegates in Maine and other states are not “going quietly into that good night” and going to create a real nightmare scenario for the GOP Convention in Tampa later this month- let’s just face facts; it’s gotten pretty scary for Team Mitt.

And the latest poll numbers haven’t helped, either. Nor has the missteps by spokeswoman Andrea Saul, who got raked over the coals by conservative pundits, creating arguably “the moment Mitt Romney lost the election”.

And this BEFORE a Veep was announced, despite much speculation. In desperation, Mitt went to NH and did some shopping. Went to the Heartland and hobnobbed with a farmer.

He even begged Obama to stop attacking him on issues.

Nothing helped.

So, what else could Mitt do? Speculation narrowed the list to 5 possible horses, er, candidates for a running mate. Desperate times call for desperate measures and late last night, it was learned that Team Romney was going with the “bold” selection- 7 time Representative Paul Ryan of Janesville, Wisconsin.

A place Romney has recently visited- but failed to mention, in his stop, the closed GM plant in town.

Wonder why?

Anyways, the announcement of the Romney/Ryan ticket takes place at 9am this morning in Norfolk, VA alongside the retired USS Wisconsin (see what they did there? Clever…)– but the reality is that this will be the closest to any sort of military action by either of them. In fact, the last “Romney” in the Navy was this poor example.

Oh, I canNOT wait for Joe Biden as Team Obama to debate Paul Ryan…

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