Romney said he would prefer the campaigns “only talk about issues,” and claimed that “our ads haven’t gone after the president personally. … We haven’t dredged up the old stuff that people talked about last time around. We haven’t gone after the personal things.”
Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul offered up a broader take on whether Romney was really suggesting that his career at Bain Capital — the crux of his argument that he is better equipped to handle the economy — should be considered off-limits.
“The governor was expressing his view that he hopes we can have a campaign focused on the issues rather than one of desperation and lies as we’ve seen from the Obama campaign,” Saul said in an e-mail.
On its face, this is Romney admitting his completely screwed and that his campaign is falling apart. But that's actually the point: the fact that Mitt Romney is whinging to Chuck Toddler that Obama is crushing him is dead proof that he's now expecting the Village to bail him out. He's working the refs, because the last thing the Village right now wants is the notion that "Romney is toast" to take hold 3 months before the elections, and everyone tunes out the pundits and the press.
Guess that's why he picked Paul Ryan as his running mate. He's going all in on the White Guy Austerity ticket.
Game's afoot, Watson.