Thursday, September 06, 2012

Mitt Romney, according to Mitt Romney

By Richard K. Barry

Not that I want to be fair or feel the need, but in the interest of posting things people might want to see, I'll put up the ten minute infomercial shown at the Republican National Convention to "introduce" Mitt Romney to America. The goal of the piece, the goal of the entire convention, was to humanize Mitt Romney. Strange thought, that.

Republican pundits kept saying last week that American voters didn't yet know Mitt Romney. And, in truth, I suppose many people don't pay attention until very late. But mostly GOP talking heads were trying to suggest Americans didn't yet know Mitt Romney because the Romney Americans had been introduced to so well by the Obama campaign was not an attractive Mitt Romney.

These little set pieces are required for all campaigns and given the professional help they get producing them, ought to do some good. Still, with these kinds of production values, anyone could be made to look good, almost.

If you haven't seen it, see if it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. For me, not so much.

(Cross-posted at Lippmann's Ghost.)

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