Bill Clinton’s New Role as Pres. Obama’s ‘Campaign Whisperer’Posted by TAYLOR MARSH, Guest Voice Columnist in At TMV, Featured Articles.
The Moderate Voice Apr 24th, 2012
WASHINGTON – Politico nailed the headline in the most important political article of the day Monday, penned by Glenn Thrush and Jonathan Martin.
Team Obama has finally realized that talking about Mitt Romney as not having a “core” is a loser.
Anyone who has looked at his life, which I have, knows this is well off the mark. Romney has a deep, foundational core, which can be seen in his family life, his devout commitment to Mormonism, as well as the outreach he’s done through his church, which includes helping people.
However, there is nothing in the Mormon fundamentalist faith that is liberal or even centrist. It is a staunchly conservative doctrine with defined roles for men and women that are vastly outside of how the majority of Americans live. It’s also what allows Mitt Romney to embrace the Republican far right.
This reality is masked by whatever moves meant to get him where he wants to be, with Mitt Romney’s necessity to cater to the fringe right his most vulnerable point of weakness, because the American people are not moored on the right.
Of course former Pres. Bill Clinton would know the extremes are where Romney’s vulnerable, while also offering an opportunity to hit fringe right policies trumpeted by today’s Republican Party.