SECRETARY HILLARY CLINTON was obviously paying attention and having none of Mitt Romney’s amateur editing job using her “shame on you, Barack Obama” in ads, hoping to get mileage out of it. Clinton waited, then picked the perfect instant to weigh in, from Jerusalem, and minced no words while filleting Romney at a moment when the incoming from Chicago has been withering.
“I am out of politics, and I haven’t seen any of the ads that you’re talking about,” Clinton said. “But I have to say it’s a waste of money. Everybody knows I ran against President Obama in 2008, that’s hardly news. Everybody knows we ran a hard fought campaign and he won. And I have been honored to serve as his secretary of state.” – Hillary Clinton: Romney ads featuring her a ‘waste of money’
It’s no coincidence that Secy. Clinton chose Israel to make her statement, where Mitt Romney is due to make a visit in a couple of weeks.
It’s another humiliating moment of political malpractice from Team Romney, who have now officially become the Not Ready for Presidential Primetime Players.
The way Mitt Romney’s going there’s going to be a fierce battle on the Republican side for who exactly is the “waste of money” king, because Team Obama is leveling the Romney candidacy to rubble. What we’re witnessing is one of the fiercest take downs of a candidate I’ve ever seen, certainly one of the most expert politically skinning’s in modern time, with an assist by Mitt Romney, himself.
Now we watch to see if Mitt Romney can recover or maybe the better way to put it is we wait to see if any outside event helps him, because there’s no evidence Chicago is going to stop and they shouldn’t.
You have to know Team Romney is scurrying around trying to find a way to announce their vice presidential pick, because they need to do anything to change the subject. However, the way things are going right now it’s more likely to be another boring white man than someone who excites. The climate for Mitt Romney is just brutal. God help him if he picks Sen. Jim Thune. Then it really will be what Jon Stewart hinted at last night, the Magic Mitt show, only with clothes.