When you’re behind, however, safe is fatal. Even his counterpunching has gone miniature. Obama has successfully painted Romney as an out of touch, unfeeling plutocrat whose only interest is to cut taxes for the rich.
Romney has complained in interviews that it’s not true. He has proposed cutting tax rates, while pledging that the share of the tax burden paid by the rich remains unchanged (by “broadening the base” as in the wildly successful, revenue-neutral Reagan-O’Neill tax reform of 1986).
But how many people know this? Where is the speech that hammers home precisely that point, advocates a reformed tax code that accelerates growth without letting the rich off the hook, and gives lie to the Obama demagoguery about dismantling the social safety net in order to enrich the rich.
I’m thinking that Romney isn’t all that far back at this point, but there is still an opportunity here. Let’s face it, the press is flat out lying for Obama. Going big – blowing past the left wing media and appealing directly to the voters – is not a bad idea. At this point, I don’t even know how many votes are still in play.
I just know it’s vital we win this – or this country is in serious trouble.