Perhaps — perhaps — the Stupid Party isn’t entirely stupid:
With Republican voters in Iowa set to finally begin picking a nominee to challenge President Obama, GOP officials in Washington are quietly and methodically finishing what operatives are calling “the book” — 500 pages of Obama quotes and video links that will form the backbone of the party’s attack strategy against the president leading up to Election Day 2012.
The document, portions of which were reviewed by The Washington Post, lays out how GOP officials plan to use Obama’s words and voice as they build an argument for his defeat: that he made specific promises and entered office with lofty expectations and has failed to deliver on both.
That hardly seems sporting.
As we’ve discussed before, Team Obama’s reelection strategy hinges on making the GOP candidate so unappealing, that the GOP base becomes even more dispirited than the Democrat base. That’s going to take some work, but I have no doubt that David Axelrod is up to — or rather down to — the task.
The GOP needs to make the race about Obama’s record — and this “book” is a good first step to doing just that.