The hypocrisy of denouncing the official campaignSubmitted by KongVault on Mon, 07/30/2012 - 13:13
If you believe that any manager or director of the campaign has been able to take the campaign over and either run it ineptly or outright betray RP by using the campaign to further their own careers or beliefs, then you would also have to believe that RP can't run even the small administration of a campaign. And yet RP has been the leader of administrations for campaigning and serving for 12 terms as congressman. If you think he has somehow become unable to lead an administration, how in the hell do you think he's going to serve as President, where he will be dealing with a much larger administration? Why would you even vote for him?
Another thing. RP has always made predictions based on his astute understanding of the flow of events. That's why he's great. He's honest about his estimate of the odds, and doesn't overstate things for the sake of grandstanding. He has lived long enough to see that empty promises, however well-intentioned and however possibly effective in the moment, only hurt a person's credibility in the future. Why would you want him to encourage his supporters with bold claims about how he's going to beat Romney this election if he knows he's running out of strategies? He would lose a lot of trust, and sacrifice his principles, if he suddenly acted overly optimistic about his chances for winning this election, no matter if he won or lost.