Or, at least that seems to be Mitt’s strategy for damage control:
Romney bans media from Jerusalem fundraiser, violating pre-established protocol
JERUSALEM — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who touched down here Saturday night for a day of meetings with top Israeli and Palestinian leaders, plans to wrap up his visit to Israel by collecting money from some of his biggest benefactors behind closed doors.
Some of Romney’s Jewish donors are flying here from the United States to attend the Jerusalem fundraiser on Monday morning, including Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who has pledged to personally give tens of millions of dollars to a pro-Romney super PAC.
But Romney’s campaign announced Saturday that it would block the news media from covering the event, which will be held at the King David Hotel. The campaign’s decision to close the fundraiser to the press violates the ground rules it negotiated …
Brilliant ‘Checkers‘ move, Willard. Except …
We’re playing chess.
Gee, do you suppose that actually lying to the media about THEIR coverage of his campaign will finally awaken the torpid, corporate wage-slave press? Do you suppose they might actually start FACT-CHECKING him?
But making a gaffe to keep from making gaffes is not merely oxymoronic, it’s symptomatic of Mitt’s management style.
Were he the Captain of the Titanic, he’d order the lifeboats cut loose to make the ship lighter.
Were he General Rosenkrantz at Chickamauga, he’d pull a front-line unite (creating a hole) to plug an imagined hole that was never there. (Actually, that’s what Rosy Rosenkrantz did, with disastrous consequences: General James Longstreet, CSA was, at that very moment, charging the exact spot the unit was pulled out of. The Army of the Cumberland was very nearly flanked and destroyed.)
Were he Humpty Dumpty, he’d merely be spelling his name differently.
Nothing like getting a reputation as a Nixonian fetishist of secrecy and serial mendacity and then PROVING it.
It was a little cocker spaniel dog in a crate that he’d sent all the way from
Texas. Black and white spotted. And our little girl—Tricia, the 6-year-old
—named it Checkers. And you know, the kids, like all kids, love the dog and
I just want to say this right now, that regardless of what they say about it,
we’re gonna keep it
And, what was it that your campaign was saying about Obama being “foreign” Mitty?
Nothing like holding a secret fundraiser in Israel to buttress that argument.
Had Mitt a loaded pistol, he’d have no feet by now.
UPDATE: At the end of the day, Mitt flip-flopped, and allowed a “pool” reporter, having managed to only shoot himself in the foot once more, with yet another unforced error.