Archive for July 17, 2012
This week may mark the beginning of the end of Mitt Romney’s campaign for President. If you’ve been around Logarchism a while, you know I’m not typically one to get all breathless at the barest whisper of trouble for a Republican candidate. This looks different from the typical political gaffe, though.
See, here’s the problem. Romney has an existing reputation for a lack of conviction, for changing his stance on issues more frequently than the weather changes. It’s why the Etch-a-Sketch statement was so damaging for him, despite for most candidates being merely a benign statement of fact. The expected Republican Presidential candidate has a rapidly building narrative that he is having trouble defending. Let’s start with the narrative, and then look at possible defenses and their respective pitfalls. (more…)