A gentleman called in to Rush Limbaugh’s show last Friday. He said his name was Kevin from Fort Myers, Florida. He told Rush that he wished for Mitt Romney to run again in 2016 and thought he had a winning formula for Mitt.
Rush was curious and allowed the man to continue. Kevin explained that Romney should hit on “19 things that are affecting the country in the negative.” He said that Romney should insist that “these are the 19 things I’m going to talk about. I’m not going to talk about abortion. I’m not going to talk about this or that.”
He should stick to the mysterious 19 things. I say mysterious, because Kevin never said, or was never given a chance to explain what the 19 things were.
Rush explained to Kevin that the mainstream left-wing media would never allow Romney to drive the bus regarding what topics they may or may not broach. Knowing that the media will do whatever they must to assist in the defeat of Romney or any other Republican, whatever questions Romney insists he will not answer, will be the only ones they will ask and write about.
I suppose though, in that regard, Romney does have a bit of a leg up on other would-be candidates, for what little dirty laundry he had, was aired during the last election cycle.
Rush said that, “they’ll tell everybody, Romney, for some reason, will not explain his position on abortion or contraception. They’ll make that the issue.”
Limbaugh said that unless you’re a Democrat, one “cannot dictate to the media what they will and will not talk about.”
He continued by explaining that many on our side believe that our number one opponent is the media and we must devise a plan to defeat them, but that’s wrong. Our opponent, states Limbaugh, is the Democrat and is only assisted by the media, which, as usual, is correct.
Rush said that Romney had his shot and blew it, big time. Again I agree. Romney did blow it, but he blew it, not just by losing to “The One,” but more by stupidly and blindly listening to the advice of his establishment handlers that told him he must go soft and not rock the boat. When conservatives witnessed this, they ran for the hills, by the millions. By most accounts, easily by more than 4 million.
I agree with Rush, and I’m sure he’d be heartened to hear that, when he says that there’s no controlling the media. They are Democrats and should be treated as such – but there is a way to counter them, to some extent. Newt Gingrich, of all people, gave us the blueprint in 2012, as did Ronald Reagan before him.
Take the fight to them – call them out when they lie or try to change the topic after they think they have their sound bite. Don’t be mean, have a sense of humor, but stay aggressive and be consistent. Go around them when possible – speak to the base instead of those you’ll never win over.
Our base, if mobilized, is larger than theirs. Get them out and working and that will go a long way to arresting the influence of the media.
Romney would be president today if those who stayed away would have voted, which proves the point. Let’s stop worrying about who we can’t control and influence, and start motivating those who can actually put someone over the top and Mitt Romney isn’t the guy, nor is any other establishment Republican, for that matter.