Golf tournaments in Atlanta and Memphis sometimes have paddles that put me in the mind of campaign strategies. While marshall’s paddles usually say “Quiet Please,” our southern signs state “Hush Ya’ll.” I love it and I think candidate Barack Obama privately told certain supporters that in 2008.
If Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton and Minister Louis Farrakhan were at the front of Obama supporters, that support would have fuel the loyal opposition. Actually, President Obama spent more time trying to connect with Rep. Paul Ryan and House Republicans than listening to the Congressional Black Caucus. The CBC likely said, “We have seen that …..brother.”
If you live by the sword, you die by the sword. Governor Mitt Romney had to stand on the stage with a cast of characters in the GOP primary who push their agenda to the far right and who said outlandish things about non-Republicans. Well, it is hard for Romney/Ryan to secure the political center now when they failed to denounce crazy talk about Obama’s birthplace, “I want MY country back” and those who (they feel) don’t love America.
If Obama told the far left “Hush Ya’ll,” Romney likely wishes he could do the same with the most vocal segment of the conservative movement. But, those activists are not hearing it; they want red meat and they want plenty of it. That same red meat will drive folks to the polls—not only to keep Obama in, but also to keep the crazies waiting in the wings out. Again, Romney is a Trojan horse and you know who is inside said horse–the damgum Tea Party.