Jennifer Rubin, Conspiracy Theorist For Team Romney
The Washington Post just doesn’t have good luck with hosting conservative bloggers. Their first hire, Ben Domenech, turned out to be a serial plagiarist. Now they’ve had Jennifer Rubin on board and she is such a Romney apologist she makes Hugh Hewitt seem skeptical and he wrote a book about Romney being president!
Today Rubin explains to her readers just what has really been going on in American politics the last few months:
The Obama team knew months ago that the economy would not sufficiently improve before Election Day to justify his reelection. Its polling showed simply blaming President George W. Bush wouldn’t be sufficient. The president and his political hacks concluded that it was too late and too risky to adopt a whole new second-term agenda. (It would risk offending either the base or centrists and reveal his first-term agenda to have been entirely inadequate.) So what to do?
Extend the Republican primary by running ads hitting Romney and encouraging Democrats to vote against Romney in Michigan and elsewhere. Then, before Romney could fully get his bearings, unload a barrage of negative attacks, scare mongering and thinly disguised oppo attacks through the mainstream media, taking advantage of many political reporters’ relative ignorance about the private equity field and their inclination to accept whole-hog President Obama’s version of “facts.”
Right now, Mitt Romney is failing at getting elected President. It is solely his own fault. His inability to close the deal for months during the Republican primary was nobody else’s fault but his own. It wasn’t Obama ads that caused GOP primary voters to prefer Donald Trump, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum over her disingenuous flip flopper of a candidate. He did that on his own.
Now, the Obama campaign is focused on the contradictory storytelling at the heart of Mitt Romney. They are doing so because that’s what it takes to win an election. Obama’s attacks on Romney are working because Romney can’t keep his stories straight. Romney is so used to making up tall tales and having people like Rubin the media regurgitate for him, that he honestly doesn’t know what to do right now.
All the Jennifer Rubin conspiracy theories in the world won’t change that.