It’s Wednesday in ‘The War Room,’ here are some of the stories we are following today, April 11th, 2012:
A brand new day, a brand new campaign. Will we see a brand new Mitt? Maybe. While Romney’s campaign advisers are already signaling a move to the perceived political center on the issues, there are conservative leaders out there who are not about to let Mitt’s promises to their extremist views be forgotten. Rush Limbaugh is disappointed that “the establishment” won, Gary Bauer is warning conservatives will stay home and Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council has already bailed out, claiming that his group will focus on Senate races instead.
Buzzfeed has some great charts that show just how badly Romney has been damaged by the GOP primary. The presumed nominee finds himself in a “historically weak” position with women and independents, and is running at -12 percent on his unfavorable rating as of this writing. Don’t miss the mountain for the man though: The weak position is courtesy of the Republican policy and platform, not Romney himself. He was just following orders.
Speaking of history, the Obama campaign is making a comparison that rings true: “This election will probably have the biggest contrast that we’ve seen maybe since the Johnson-Goldwater election – maybe before that.” No, that’s about the right era, as Rep. Allen West is doing his best to revive the Red Scare days, claiming that “he’s heard” that 80 Democratic representatives in the House are members of the Communist Party. Bartender, we’ll have what he’s having. It’s got to be good. And for what it’s worth, Paul Ryan wants to claim that he knows of some Democrats that “secretly” support his plan to destroy the federal government as we know it. Neither Republican was willing (able?) to name any names.