Sunday, May 13, 2012

GOP Ups Its Game This Cycle

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In the 2008 election cycle, the Democrats had rapid responses to everything the GOP did. The presidential election in particular showed just how well their strategy worked. In conjunction with the MSM, the DNC and other organizations destroyed Republicans. Just think how they marginalized Sarah Palin ("I can see Russia from my house") and destroyed her as a viable candidate. The GOP couldn't respond fast enough and get many points to stick.

But this cycle, I'm seeing a concerted effort to keep the conversation right where it should be; on Obama's record and the state of the economy.

While the MSM goes on about Romney strapping his dogs' carrier to the roof of his car, Jim Treacher reads his book and posts that Obama ate dog so now let's get back to talking about jobs and the economy. The WaPo puts out a hit piece saying Romney allegedly bullied a kid 50 years ago in high school and blogs counter immediately with Obama's many youthful indiscretions.

The latest example is this new ad:

It took less than one day for the RNC to get this clip out. That's rapid reaction and highly effective.

The right-leaning traditional media in a synchronized effort with new media is on their game and highly motivated this time around and could be the ace in the hole for Romney.

Exit question: Is there anyone who has kept the Dems on the defensive more than Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller and in particular the aforementioned Treacher?

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