August 10, 2012

Things Losers Say, Part II

Polls can change next week, in theory.  I'm sure they will move around. However, winning campaigns rarely say things like this:

"It’s the middle of summer. It’s the doldrums. It’s the middle of the Olympics,” a senior Romney adviser told reporters gathered for a briefing at the campaign's Boston headquarters. “There's not been any national news, anything that would push these numbers from minus-three to minus-nine points. That's a huge shift. You have to have some kind of precipitating event to move numbers like that."

It's the heat. It's Breaking Bad reruns. It's voters off kayaking in Patagonia. It's August polls where the number on the phones get sticky from occassional slurpee spills and gum up the red state prefixes.  Also, no one knows our secret plans for next week. 

The shift also comes as a barrage of swing-state TV ads have hammered Romney on taxes and his business record. Romney, of course, is also on the air with his campaign and outside groups supporting him maintaining a 2-to-1 spending advantage over President Obama and his allies.

"Mark my word guys, there will be another couple of polls next week that show something, potentially show something different,” said the senior adviser. “I don't know. It’s just-- it’s unlikely that--. People are not paying as much attention to this process as we think they are, as we'd like them to.”


Blogger The Other Front said...

You know, I don't think people were paying much attention...until you almost started a war with Australia.

August 10, 2012 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger First Sea Lord said...

"These things I'm looking right at obviously cannot be these things I'm looking at."

August 10, 2012 at 7:25 PM  

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