At last week's Alfred E. Smith dinner in New York, Mitt Romney further
deflated the bogus image of him painted by the Obama campaign’s attack
ads. The campaign’s ads almost succeeded in characterizing him as stiff,
disinterested, boring and unintelligent. They did, however, forget one
thing: They were all lies.
Team Obama actually began to believe their own propaganda until they faced a reality check in the first debate. The Democrats have no contingency plan for a Mitt Romney who continues to prove himself as a normal, compassionate, funny, pleasant individual.
Romney’s remarks at the dinner exemplified his willingness to bring both sides together when he said, “In our country, you can oppose someone in politics and make a confident case against their policies without any ill will and that's how it is for me.”
The president condemned himself in 2008 on the campaign trail when he emphasized that if you have nothing to run on, you must demonize your opponent and frighten the populace. If he keeps making statements like this, he will continue to portray himself in a negative light.
The Smith dinner showed that Romney has a human side to him that is here to stay, and that there is a way to gain the support of the populace without frightening them and without demonizing your opponent. Once the people see Romney’s real personality, the Obama campaign will have a hard time trying to frighten the people into believing frivolous lies.