#rsrh I wonder if David Axelrod’s found the mole, yet?

Because it’s not precisely accidental that Axelrod got rhetorically ambushed today at his take-em-by-surprise press conference, while Mitt Romney did not.

Yup, that’s Solyndra.

And that’s all I’m going to say about that.  Except… welcome to the majors, Davey.  John McCain was an aberration; we generally like to play to win.


  • lourae says:

    “Solynnndra–Solynnndra–Solynnndra . . .” Can I make that my ringtone? Hmmmm . . . have to replace “Thiiis is howww we doooo it . . .”

  • acat says:

    McCain was something … I think ‘aberration’ is far too kind…


  • AZR says:

    When I saw Romney did this, I fired up the Intrade.

  • JeffV says:

    Doesn’t sound like he needed a mole, what with CNN scheduling time and sending out a crew. They probably didn’t attempt to keep it a huge secret since they underestimated Romney. The impressinve thing here is how quickly Team R got just the right kind of loud, chanting supporters on site on short notice. True Minutemen for The Cause. I’ll bet he didn’t even have to pay them OT at scale like the other side would have to.

  • NotSoBlueStater says:

    Interesting times. The public equity/private equity conversation is a HUGE win for Team Romney. People who don’t get it were never going to vote for him in the first place. The message boils down to: I pick winners. A+ work on their part.

  • Ric Locke says:

    acat: John McCain is a nice guy who longs for the days when the Senate was the world’s greatest deliberative body, when “collegial” meant something, and when Democrats and Republicans agreed on overall goals but disagreed about methods. Most of the people we call “RINOs” fall into the same category. Their emblem isn’t an elephant; it’s a wooly mammoth. Or maybe a brontosaurus (whatever they’re calling that one now).
    The cold truth is, Mitt Romney is from the same generation and set of thought processes. This dismays many of us, but we can get a little hope from his different tactics. At least he and his campaign staff have noticed that things have changed a bit. Really, the best we can hope for with Romney is that he’ll be a placeholder, somebody who can keep the Democrats from continually sliding the Overton window to the left while the TEA parties keep working at the grassroots level. If he can actually do that, I’ll call for his face on Mt. Rushmore.

  • Catseye says:

    Apatosaurus is the name for the dinosaur that used to be called the Brontosaurus. The Tea Party plan to deal with a Romney Presidency seems to be to elect the most conservative congress possible. I believe it was Ace of Spades who said something along the lines of “Winning is convincing the wrong people to do the right thing for the wrong reason.” (i.e., Convincing whatever politician to vote to trim the size of government or he’s going to be voted out of office at the first opportunity.)

  • Murgatroyd says:

    I’d like this slogan on a bumper sticker:

    “Romney can spend his money any way he wants to. I care how Obama is spending mine.”

  • Vince says:

    Catseye, hah.

    It was Milton Friedman who brilliantly noted, “I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Unless it is politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either, or it they try, they will shortly be out of office.”

    That said, I am a big fan of Ace!

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