February 6, 2012

TO TAKE THE IDEA EVEN FURTHER...:

On campaign trail, Romney skips questions in taking up mantle of likely GOP nominee (Philip Rucker, 2/05/12, Washington Post)

As Romney solidified his front-runner status with back-to-back decisive wins in Florida and Nevada, his confidence -- and caution -- have been on stark display. He has pivoted from a retail campaign based on convincing people at his events that he has a command of the issues to a made-for-television spectacle where the people are simply props helping project an aura of momentum and inevitability to a national audience.

"You need to really start focusing on 'I am your man, and I'm the guy that will move this party forward,'‚ÄČ" said Lanny Wiles, a veteran advance operative on Republican presidential campaigns. "It gets down to crowd building and enthusiasm, but a lot of that [voter] interaction is gone. For right now, it's about pushing this train down the track as fast as you can."

This is a natural evolution for any presidential campaign. In the volatile 2012 sweepstakes, it marks an inflection point as Romney begins to claim the mantle of the presumptive nominee.


...he really ought to go on vacation until December.  The election has nothing to do with him.

Posted by at February 6, 2012 7:27 PM
  

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