The Right Blogosphere, of which I consider myself a part, has unfortunately fallen into the trap of believing that they hold the conventional wisdom. I've read countless examples of people saying "Mitt Romney is never going to beat Obama with this kind of campaign." "He's not a true conservative, he's another Bob Dole." Yeah, maybe. But this ain't 1996 and Bill Clinton was no Barack Obama.
What got me on this tangent was an article this morning from the Daily Caller:
DES MOINES, Iowa — Mitt Romney is running for president as a Republican, but his recent media strategy includes granting exclusive interviews to news outlets that cater to a liberal audience.
Romney last week granted one-on-one interviews in Iowa to both MSNBC and the Huffington Post, among the best-known sources of news for liberals in the country. In recent weeks, he also gave interviews to The Washington Post, The New York Times and Politico.
It’s a peculiar strategy for someone who has had trouble convincing conservatives throughout this race he’s one of them.