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‘how obama beats the rombot’

Matt Latimer (The Daily Beast): All the turmoil in the GOP 2012 field only enables Mitt Romney – and that must make the White House very happy. Former Bush speechwriter Matt Latimer on the Republicans’ disastrous presumptive nominee.

…..There were more than a few of us who believed that Tim Pawlenty would eventually triumph in the Republican primaries under the slogan, “He Annoys You The Least.” But he was so easily overshadowed by Herman Cain and Rick Santorum in last week’s far too early GOP debate that he really ought to drop out just on principle.

With the latest fundraising news, and yet another round in the Newt Gingrich gaffe-o-lympics, it looks like the GOP is going to come up Romney after all. All this of course is wonderful news for the Obama White House. There is no more ideal candidate for the President to run against than Governor Rombot himself.

…Romney comes off as the candidate who refuses to blow his nose until it has been sketched out days earlier with overpaid consultants, put before three separate focus groups, and only tended to by tissue paper made in Iowa or New Hampshire.

…Last week he delivered a PowerPoint presentation on health care to a helpless audience at the University of Michigan … it was for students the equivalent of watching their parents’ vacation slides … it led to hilarious headlines: “Mitt Romney: I Will Never Impose My Awesome Massachusetts Law On The Nation.”

Team Obama has to be lighting candles every day for a gift like this. Romney will prove so predictable, so calculated, so filled with everything money can buy but ideas that the White House can already plot out his every utterance – all the way from his love of ethanol in Iowa to his gauzy Reagan-invoking ads in New Hampshire to his selection of Huckabee as a running mate to his short, gracious concession speech on election night, his hair immobile in the gentle Massachusetts wind.

….President Obama can easily make Romney’s poll-tested but unthinking “less government” mantra look heartless and the governor’s sunny, nonspecific, cotton candy rhetoric look like, well, a vapid PowerPoint presentation. Romney’s army of consultants will have nothing to offer their candidate except gaping mouths. This is what happens when you only play a conservative on TV.

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