Sack, Pillage, Maim, Destroy

I thought this headline at the Politico was more funny than pathetic, as is the strategy it describes: Obama Plan: Destroy Romney

Barack Obama’s aides and advisers are preparing to center the president’s reelection campaign on a ferocious personal assault on Mitt Romney’s character and business background, a strategy grounded in the early-stage expectation that the former Massachusetts governor is the likely GOP nominee.

The dramatic and unabashedly negative turn is the product of political reality. Obama remains personally popular, but pluralities in recent polling disapprove of his handling of his job, and Americans fear the country is on the wrong track. His aides are increasingly resigned to running for reelection in a glum nation. And so the candidate who ran on “hope” in 2008 has little choice four years later but to run a slashing, personal campaign aimed at disqualifying his likeliest opponent.

Rrrrooooaaarrrr! Must! Destroy! Rom! Ney!

Supposedly, Democrats are experiencing pangs of conscience because they will be asked to "swift boat" Mitt Romney a la John Kerry ca. 2004. Are these the same pangs of conscience they experience when they label Tea Partiers as "terrorists?" (and do they know something about Mitt Romney's Viet Nam experience that we don't know?)

If there's one thing we've learned since 2008 it's that Obama and his people are not the moderates they claimed to be in the campaign, but rather hard leftists who are also complete a**holes. Of course they'll try to "destroy" Romney, if he isn't destroyed by his fellow Republicans first. And if it's not Romney then they'll work to destroy Pawlenty, or Perry, or whomever. It doesn't matter. They can only win through destruction.

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