Mitt Romney is certain his campaign is doing just fine–and that has nothing to do with him. Just like corporations are people, Romney’s campaign is a person. And that person is not Mitt Romney.
From CBS News (Emphases mine):
Scott Pelley: Well– as you know, a lot of people were concerned about the video of the fundraiser in which you talked about the 47 percent of the American people who don’t pay taxes. … I wonder if any of that criticism gets through to you and whether you’re concerned about it at all, whether–
Mitt Romney: Well, that’s not–
Scott Pelley: –the concerns of Republicans—
Mitt Romney: That’s not...that’s not the campaign. That was me, right? I– that’s not a campaign.
Scott Pelley: You are the campaign–
Mitt Romney: I’ve got a very effective campaign. It’s doing a very good job. But not everything I say is elegant. And I want to make it very clear, I want to help 100 percent of the American people.
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“That was me, right? I–that’s not a campaign.”
Acampaign? At first, Mitt Romney doesn’t even claim the campaign is his. But he is sure it’s “effective. What else is he sure of? “It’s doing a very good job.” (Unlike Mitt.)
The problem isn’t that Mitt honestly doesn’t care, it’s that Mitt uses such inelegant words when he says he–HONESTLY–doesn’t care.
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
- Romney: There is no turnaround needed (politico.com)
- Romney: No turnaround needed (oddonion.com)
- Mitt Romney to critics: Campaign ‘doesn’t need a turnaround’ (latimes.com)