Anything that will divert attention away from Romney’s disastrous policies will do when it comes to discussion topics on Fox News.
Recently, in response to conservative stalwart relationships with Romney growing more and more tense as doubts about his triumph keep surfacing, Fox News host Michelle Malkin explained what it takes to beat the left’s anti-Romney campaign.
“It takes a Republican candidate who’s willing to put the fists out there and fight back hard. The response, for example, to this lying, smearing super PAC ad accusing Romney of a murder is not to talk about Romneycare, it’s to talk about the Obama jobs death toll and the Beltway jobs massacre and the thousands of real workers out there who have had their pensions and health care stripped.”
Invoking a tried and true image of wartime casualties that is sure to light a fire in the hearts of conservative Americans, Malkin uses hyperbolic rhetoric to drive her point home: Republicans need to paint Obama as an anti-jobs pro-welfare president and take the attention off of Romney. In this way, it seems like the GOP’s media is hoping that by taking the focus off of Romney and only garnishing negative attention on Obama, the polling booths will be filled not so much with Romney supporters as they will be with Obama haters.
At the heart of Romney and the Conservative Republican right is a relationship that seems convenient at best. A poll (see the link below) recently showed that out of all the Republicans who indicated they were voting for Romney, 58% said it was only about not voting for Barack. And Romney’s not the kind to really fight back like Malkin would have wanted, mostly because he doesn’t have to. At the end of the day he’ll get his money and he’ll be more rich than he was before – a perfect outcome for a businessman like himself.