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Fear And Loathing 2012: We’re Finally On Our Own [Updated Below]

24 September 2012 @ 11:24

Stacy McCain has pulled off another miracle and is, as I write this, almost in Ohio to cover the three-day long bus tour of the Romney/Ryan Campaign.

When I spoke with America’s Favorite Gonzo Reporter on Saturday Afternoon, he was depressed [‘…Woodward and Bernstein never had to deal with this kind of crap’] as could be over the fact that he could not obtain transportation to The State Of Presidents [his KIA, aka: Deer Hunter I, not up to making the trip, etc.], so it’s good to see that someone has come through and is willing to risk life, limb, and sanity to be Stacy’s surrogate Samoan Lawyer for a few days.

He filed his first, brief posting from the road at around 0200 this morning and a preview report this morning over at The American Spectator.

From the latter [which he probably wrote using his Night Moves]:

Will Romney and Ryan seize that opportunity? This touches upon a basic criticism of the GOP strategy that Limbaugh and others have made repeatedly in recent weeks, namely the seeming reluctance of Romney’s campaign to attack Obama directly and personally. Last week Limbaugh reminded his listeners that in 2008, the Republican nominee John McCain had called Obama “a decent person,” a compliment that inspired Limbaugh to scoff: “The military’s being gutted.… He’s announced timetables where we’re gonna pull out. He’s announced defeat in Iraq and Afghanistan!… Forty-eight million Americans on food stamps, up 15 million since Obama was immaculated.”

To accuse Obama not merely of bad policy, but bad faith, might be rather risky for Romney, although this is exactly the theme that has turned the documentary film 2016 into a surprise box-office success. It will be interesting, then, to see exactly how hard Romney and Ryan hit the president during their Ohio sojourn. Will they, as the song says, spin the wheel and throw the dice? The oddsmakers are already laying 4-to-1 against them, and it might be time for a “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man.”

Do keep checking over at Stacy’s joint for further updates and reports from the road.

It’s good to see him where he belongs.

UPDATE at 1739…

Stacy has filed his first report from Ohio here, which he is updating.

Like most of the others, I was a seeker, a mover, a malcontent, and at times a stupid hell-raiser. I was never idle long enough to do much thinking, but I felt somehow that my instincts were right. I shared a vagrant optimism that some of us were making real progress, that we had taken an honest road, and that the best of us would inevitably make it over the top. At the same time, I shared a dark suspicion that the life we were leading was a lost cause, that we were all actors, kidding ourselves along on a senseless odyssey. It was the tension between these two poles — a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other — that kept me going. —H.S.T.

  1. theebl permalink
    24 September 2012 @ 14:19 14:19

    I am glad RSM is in Ohio. But I sort of wish he was going to your old state Massachusetts this week…

    Looks like Scott Brown teed this one up nicely…Warren Practicing Law without a license? The Democratic Underground is starting to panic And added hypocrisy of Warren representing Travelers Insurance and taking in hundreds of thousands in fees over Massachusetts asbestos victims (most of them union trade workers).

    Pudding in November?

    • thecampofthesaints permalink
      24 September 2012 @ 14:50 14:50

      I have never said that I live in Massachusetts. I live in New England.

  2. 24 September 2012 @ 18:21 18:21

    We need RSM here in the Buckeye State. The resident media is so in the tank for the commander-in-absence that they are growing webbed feet.

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