Chris Wallace had some words for Gov. Romney and his campaign team: “let’s talk.” Wallace called out the Romney campaign for avoiding the media and not scheduling any one on one interviews with the former Governor of Massachusetts.

“He has not appeared on this program or any Sunday talk show since March of 2010,” Wallace said. “We invited Gov. Romney again this week, but his campaign says he’s still not ready to sit down for an interview.”

The belief is that Romney is playing it safe by avoiding interviews with the media, where many candidates trip up. I am a big Romney fan but even I can admit that I agree with Chris Wallace on this one. Romney should be out on the news waves promoting his agenda utilizing the free airtime. Cain has a very low budget campaign so he utilizes Fox News any time he can. These days, it seems like Cain has been on Fox News more than some paid contributors and even some show hosts have. These interviews are how voters get to know a candidate and determine if they think that candidate is Perry’s favorite word, authentic. Romney is not getting over the 30% hump because of this hurdle and his fear of making a mistake is costing him many opportunities to take a commanding lead. No one wants a timid leader; where there is risk, there is opportunity. Works for Capitalism, works for politics.

 

 

Comments

  • Ron

    Mitt is absolutely crazy!!! Crazy like a fox.

    He is assiduously avoiding the flavor of the month phenomenon. He will NOT peak prematurely. Instead, he will peak during primary season–just when he should. Watch for him to raise his profile at exactly the right moment. This is a VERY disciplined man running a VERY disciplined campaign.

    This is precisely why we need to elect him POTUS next year. Capable and competent AND disciplined.

  • Alaina Segovia

    It’s certainly not the end of the world, but from a strategy perspective, I think it’s smarter to be out talking about why he will make a better President than others.
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    Plus, it kind of makes you think that he’s avoiding having to address tough questions about some of his past/present stances on certain issues… kind of like he has something to hide.
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    But whatever. To each their own.

    • Brian H

      As has been pointed out several times, Mitt has been running for POTUS for 6 years. I am not sure what questions he has avoided. Everyone seems to be quite aware of his apparent flip-flops as evident by the criticisms he receives from the GOP base. At this point I think I can recite his Romney Care explanation as well as he can, I have heard it a million times.

  • Rochelle

    Meh,. . . he’ll go on when he feels it’s time. I don’t really care if he does this show or that. He knows that he has been in the public eye enough, that he doesn’t really have to go on. I assume he will once the time gets closer.

  • Stephen

    My first impression is that Mitt Romney is simply living his Religion. I share his faith (though I don’t agree with his political views), so I know a little about what he believes. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (mormons) are taught to keep the Sabbath Day (Sunday) holy, which essentially means that, among other things, we don’t work on Sunday.

    I’m not a Romney supporter and I’m not really even sure if this is the reason, but I found it interesting that Wallace didn’t say he never appeared on any shows. He said he didn’t appear on Sunday shows. Thats a +1 for Romney in my book.

    • Alaina Segovia

      He said he hasn’t been on any Sunday show since March of 2010. If there are religious reasons for it, that’s fine, but what is he going to do if he has to work on a Sunday as President?

  • Brian H

    I agree. I think Mitt should out there more. He is great on those shows, not sure why he is playing it so safe. I also want to see more of him in the media.

    • Troy La Mana

      His whole campaign has been to just slide on through to the nomination and keep as low as possible. He doesn’t want to interview because he will be asked about the multitude of issues he has taken more then two stances on.

      • Brian H

        It seems to be working, does it not?

        • Troy La Mana

          Not the sort that I would want as President. Is he going to sit in the White House and do nothing hoping that there will never be a crisis that he has to be called upon to resolve?