Why Ed Gillespie is a Smart Dude

Gillespie is a senior adviser to Mitt Romney and was one of the campaign chairmen on Bush-Cheney 2004. I hear friends complain why isn’t the Romney campaign attacking the biased coverage in the media and we find out they have a rule in the Romney campaign: “no whining” about the media coverage. This is smart because that should be left to people like me and others who switch the channel and cancel subscriptions. Also, complaining about the media takes you off your message to the people and is a sure sign you’re losing. Smart stuff out of Gillespie:

The Mitt Romney campaign has a “no whining rule” about media coverage, senior adviser Ed Gillespie said Wednesday. “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy asked Gillespie whether he believes the media will convince Republicans that there is no point in voting this November because of recent polling that shows Romney down in a number of key swing states.

“Ed, do you buy into this theory, and there are some people on the right who say, look, mainstream media is going to talk down Romney’s chances of winning. They’re going to show Mr. Obama way up in the polls just to tamp down enthusiasm so Republicans go, ‘You know, why even bother voting because it’s a foregone conclusion the guy’s going to get four more years?’” Doocy said.

“Well,” Gillespie replied, “we have a no whining rule in Boston about coverage in the media. We just deal with the facts.” The choice between Obama and Romney’s respective paths will prove more important than the media’s role in the race, Gillespie said. “We think that big choice will overcome all of this horse race political analysis you see in the media on a day-to-day basis,” he said.


  1. Chris
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Google “Chaos on Bullshit Mountain” and see what you think about Fox News…

  2. Posted September 26, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink | Reply

    ah yes getting our news from comedians….awesome news for the future of America.

  3. Posted September 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Permalink | Reply

    The idea that that gavone in the WH might get 4 more years would have me out voting in a BLIZZARD. The idea that his win is a foregone conclusion has me already volunteering to drive people to the polls.

  4. Posted September 26, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Not sure what to make of this.

    On one hand it kind of looks defeatist, on the other perhaps they realise they’re damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

    Or perhaps they think the media really will make no difference this time.

  5. Kevin
    Posted September 27, 2012 at 1:43 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Chris, do you always put stock in a Comedian that doesn’t write his own material?

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