Get PJ Media on your Apple

Ed Driscoll

MR. DRISCOLL:  On the flip side, can we talk a bit about Romney himself?  The ancient Chinese strategist Sun Tzu has long been quoted as saying, “Every battle is won before it’s ever fought.”  In your estimation, was Mitt Romney the best choice to fight for the GOP in 2012?

MR. BOZELL:  No, he was a terrible choice.  And you had this — the feeling in the pit of your stomach, just as you did at the beginning of the 2008 campaign with John McCain, that he just wasn’t going to go anywhere.

Look, you — you had the — I think, the single-most vulnerable incumbent in modern times running in Barack Obama, more vulnerable than Jimmy Carter in 1980, because his record was a pure — and continues to be — a pure disaster.  Foreign policy, domestic policy, economic policy, social policy, across the board, it was a disaster.  So my dog should have been able to beat him.

So why couldn’t Mitt Romney beat him?  Because Mitt Romney did not connect with the base of the Republican party.  The Republican party is a conservative party.  Moderates do not connect.  They connect with the press.  They do not connect with the rank and file.  He never connected with the rank and file.

MR. DRISCOLL:  Brent, let’s talk a little bit more about battlefield preparation. As we were discussing before the interview, if I’m remembering correctly, I think we were both on the same National Review Cruise in 2010 with Andrew Breitbart, who passed away in March of 2012. What did you think of Breitbart’s style, and how much was he missed in the run-up to November?

MR. BOZELL:  You know, the more he antagonized the press, the more successful you knew he was being.  If Andrew Breitbart had passed away without a blip, well, that’s one thing.  Andrew Breitbart was a — was a bit of a force of nature, because he just loved calling the press out.  And he humiliated them on a regular basis.  And he embarrassed them on a regular basis.  And he was able to really expose who they were; not just who they were, but — but how vicious they could be.

So he is missed.  Of course he is missed.  He was a champion for conservatives.  He was a good guy.  We gave him the — an award at our annual gala just a year before he passed away.  And I’m glad we chose him when we did.

MR. DRISCOLL:  The Tea Party was also sidelined in 2012; as we now know, they were busy being harassed by all the president’s IRS agents. How badly did that hurt Mitt Romney’s efforts?

MR. BOZELL:  Well, I don’t know that the Tea Party could have connected enough with Mitt Romney.  Mitt Romney was surrounded by baying capital sycophants who knew nothing about the pulse of the conservative movement; even worse, could care less about the pulse of the conservative movement.

This was the most insular mismanaged catastrophe of a campaign I have ever seen, run by people who knew nothing about politics to begin with.  So, you know, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Mitt Romney together again.

Comments are closed.

Top Rated Comments   
I got the idea that the Republicans deliberately threw the election in the previous election with McCain.

The Republican Party is just as liberal/progressive as the Democrat party, but they're stuck with a base that wants them to oppose progressive big government. They have no intention of doing so, but also want to get elected into office.

So, they provide a false opposition that "opposes" the Left with the premeditated intent of losing.

I know that everyone likes to refer to liberal Republicans as "RINO's", but since most elected Republicans are RINO's, it's kind of a misnomer since the RINO's are actually the mainstream.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
All Comments   (14)
All Comments   (14)
Sort: Newest Oldest Top Rated
So the media stole the election from Romney. SO WHAT? Do you honestly believe that anything would be different if Romney had won. The only difference between Romney and Obama is skin color. Who cares if it is Obamacare or Romneycare. Who cares if we have a bloated Big Government run by a White Guy or a Black Guy? It's not about the Economy Stupid! It's about the PEOPLE!!!! OF, BY AND FOR THE PEOPLE!!! Get the Big Government out of the way. Get the high taxes out of the way that you use to run it. Get the regulations out of the way and give this country back to the people. We are what it is all about! Not the TSA, the CIA, the NSA or whatever other vegetable soup of letters you can come up with.All this Government does is take away your rights and liberties in the name of keeping you safe from the Boogeyman who wants to jump out and scare you. You have sold your Rights and Liberties for a PROMISE of safety while the danger grows ever larger. This country was founded on the idea that the Government isn't the answer, THE PEOPLE ARE!!
Ron Paul had a better vision and a better idea, one he has been preaching for thirty years. He hasn't had to change every time the winds blow from a different direction. I suggest you turn your computer channel to www.RonPaul.com and find out the truth about what is happening to your Rights and Liberties. Then do your homework and read YOUR Constitution and see what Your responsibilities are. Better yet read YOUR Declaration of Independence and try to explain why it sounds like it is describing our current situation and not some ancient history that has no connection today. We've given it all away for a PROMISE of safety that the Big Government can't deliver on.
The problem isn't the Democrats or the Republicans or The ECONOMY. IT"S THE GOVERNMENT STUPID!!!
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
The stealing of the 2012 election began in Iowa with Karl Rove calling the results hours in advance on Fox News with Ron Paul being cheated in that state.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
I'm sorry, I believe the 2012 was a coordinated effort. The Democrats and Obama, allowed the IRS, DOJ to steal the election, with the help of the MSM. It was coordinated because you had Democrat Congressmen writing letters to the IRS to investigate the tea party, you had other congresspeople trashing the tea party, you had the President of the United States, trashing the tea party, and you had the Vice-President of the United States trashing the tea party. The Press, in its own way, trashed the tea party. Their coverage of tea party events was the most biased I'd ever see, against people who were, in effect, just citizens using their constitutional rights.

None of these groups, the elected officials, the DOJ, the IRS, nor the press, could have swung this election on their own, it had to be coordinated. I'm not sure how it was coordinated, it could have been through the unions, or by the White House directly, who knows. You just can't get this level of coordination without some effort on someone's part.

It's like when Bush picked Dick Cheney as his running-mate, and the word "gravitas" spread like wildfire throughout the MSM, how can they be having an independent thought and come up with that arcane word?
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
Journo-list, and like means.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
It will be interesting to see who the Marxist Socialist Media chooses to be president next.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
I don't appreciate the money I send this site being used by self-promoting/refrencing posters. I wish PJM would put a stop to it. I have no problem with linking to regular sites that add info to the topic at hand....but this constant self-promotion by Adinaf should be stopped. Soon. Please.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
The anger of so many at the dem party for foisting this fraud on us didn’t sink in the first time.

My money is also on massive voter fraud helping to reelect Fraud-O.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
RNC Sham 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtkLite1aFA

How The Government & Media Cheated Ron Paul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXlWiTPn7pQ
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
STOP MAKING NEWS IN DC! Nobody in the BoWash Axis of Evil is ever going to support anything a Republican does. Nobody in the Left Coast Ecotopia west of the mountains from Seattle to San Diego (and you can actually add coastal Alaska from Cordova to Ketchikan and not a little of Anchorage) is ever going to support anything a Republican does. So why in the World would any Republican have a presser in DC, NYC, BOS, or SEA, SFO, and LA? Anything you do in those major cities, especially the East Coast ones, is going to be grabbed and spun by the MSM and then the spin is what goes out to the Country.

Republicans need to abandon Georgetown. If you're a Member of Congress, wherever you build a fundraiser, they will come; a lobbyist or bundler will find the address to send the money to. Republican Congresspeople need to find that string that will lead them back to their district and state. If they have a press release to make, they should make it to their local and regional media. I know it doesn't feel as good as making the National news, but few of the people watching the National news can vote for you, everybody watching the local news can.

The dominant print media in my state is the McClatchey-owned Anchorage Daily News. McClatchey hates Republicans and most of the ADN's reporters and editors hate Republicans, but the ADN has to sell papers and ads here, so they have to be at least a little respectful of the opinions of their mostly Republican readership and local advertisers. The big Lower 48-based chains only look at readership and views, but the meat and potatoes of local paper advertising is car dealers and real estate brokerages, most of which are owned by locals who are also Republicans. If the little commie reporters want to keep a newspaper to report for, they have to be nice to local businesses no matter their politics.

Republicans need to reject the DC swamp and reject people who like that swamp. I know what it is like to be an appointee in a capital city; it is intoxicating, and you need to sober up quickly. Democrats only get graded for their savoir faire with fast cars, old whiskey, and young women; Republicans get chased out of office for those things. There's lots of fast cars, old whiskey, and young women in a capital city. If you feel the need to play with them, you really shouldn't run for office as a Republican.

Republicans need to get their validation in their district and state and from the people who can vote for them, not from the prostitutes and presstitutes, excuse me, hostesses and reporters, in New York, DC, or LA. Our late and lamented Senator Ted Stevens made a mistake that almost cost him his political career back in '80 when he went along to get along with the Democrats on the Alaska National Interest Lands and Conservation Act (ANILCA). I was a part of the group that raised the money to by double truck ads in every major paper in the Country, the tag line of which was "Senator Stevens, Please Come Home." And we had the signatures of just about everybody who was anybody in Alaska underneath it. He never forgot where he was from again. Republicans need to come home and stay there unless they have to be in DC for a committee meeting or a vote - and not evern all of those.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
I get the feeling this book is "preaching to the choir". Most of the points brought out in the interview I already knew about, the problem is getting people that don't get their news from sites like this one to read it.

You just know it will get terrible reviews in the MSM if it gets mentioned at all. Even the reader reviews on Amazon have been hit by what one reviewer called the "One Star Wonders" meaning those that come on only to give this book the worst possible review probably without even reading it. Before I review a book I actually read it first and then try to give my true honest feelings about it. Just from this article I am sure I am going to enjoy reading this book even though it may just be confirming what I already know.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment

The left has an active cadre that patrols the internet, and particularly conservative sites, to sew disinformation and to try to demoralize the readers/posters. They've said as much. It is entirely consistent with their politics, based more on resentment than new ideas.

Bear that in mind and ignore the trolls. If you respond it simply encourages them.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
The media didn't steal the election. The GOP handed it to them by not contesting it. Romney was a sad choice, but a logical choice when you realize that the GOP wanted it that way.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
I got the idea that the Republicans deliberately threw the election in the previous election with McCain.

The Republican Party is just as liberal/progressive as the Democrat party, but they're stuck with a base that wants them to oppose progressive big government. They have no intention of doing so, but also want to get elected into office.

So, they provide a false opposition that "opposes" the Left with the premeditated intent of losing.

I know that everyone likes to refer to liberal Republicans as "RINO's", but since most elected Republicans are RINO's, it's kind of a misnomer since the RINO's are actually the mainstream.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
1 2 Next View All