Isaac throws a Lifeline to Mitt

Isaac throws a Lifeline to Mitt

Tampa : FL : USA | Aug 27, 2012 at 8:48 AM PDT
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Isaac saves the day.

While the sky above Tampa remains cloudy, what remains clear is that the Republican campaign for the Presidency is a messaging mess. During recent weeks leading up to the convention, political gaffes have actually served as windows into the various psyche's of the new and more traditional wings of the party. Akin's recent statements were an undisputable representation of many in the party, Ryan's draconian budget priorities, yet another road sign to a bridge that leads no where.

Recent massacres facilitated by high caliber weapons remind us of the party's insistence on defending a retail, "a la Walmart" approach to obtaining guns. Republican educational policy continues to ignore the majority of poor citizens. Foreign policy is somewhere between non-existent and schizophrenic and financial reform is clearly beholden to the financial community's campaign contributions. Tax reform which lies dead center to so many of our future funding challenges is held hostage, by both a weirdo named Norguist and Romney's failure to be honest and transparent about his own tax avoidance tactics.

The party's immigration policy, which at its best, displays a near total disregard for some of the hardest working and most God fearing residents of the United States has been whole heartily embraced by nominee Romney. Jeb Bush's weekend remarks pointing to a need to reverse his party's discriminatory language and actions points to yet another moral crisis within the currently empty halls of Tampa's convention center.

So how does Hurricane Isaac figure in the Republican freak show? Simple. At least for day or so, it provides Romney with an incredible lifeline. It allows him and his cranky team of strategists to conveniently announce in the name of crisis management a drastic curtailment of the various side shows and basically narrow the show to a small hand full of speeches - within a few primetime hours of television time. The perfect remedy for a shallow campaign beset by a wide host of angry isolationists that have been insisting on their "fair time"on the main stage.

If the Republicans triumph in November, Isaac will be awarded celestial status in both the super secret chambers of the Mormon church and the headquarters of the Romney campaign. It will be seen as a political miracle driven by divine intervention, by a God that 99.9% of us will never know

Ramon Ruiz is based in New York City, New York, United States of America, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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