Update: The piece from Politico was apparently satire … so I’m the clown. But below that – it isn’t.
This is what it sounds like when the wheels are falling off the bus. The world is crashing down around the Romney campaign and now Paul Ryan is going rogue. This is not an article from the Onion.
Politico writes a behind the scenes article about the Romney/Ryan campaign HERE:
Though Ryan had already decided to distance himself from the floundering Romney campaign, he now feels totally uninhibited. Reportedly, he has been marching around his campaign bus, saying things like, “If Stench calls, take a message” and “Tell Stench I’m having finger sandwiches with Peggy Noonan and will text him later.”
Dan Senor, one of Romney’s closest advisers, has kept a tight grip on Ryan, traveling with him everywhere and making sure he hews to the directions of the Romney “brain trust” in Boston. (A brain trust, rumor has it, that refers to Ryan as “Gilligan.”)
Lawrence O’Donnell spoke about “the stench” report:
And here is why … all of the polling is showing a sharp turn towards the President in nearly every “swing state” including huge leads in bell-weather states like Ohio, Florida and Virginia. Nate Silver’s “now cast” forecast shows that if the election were held today – there would be a 96.4% probability that Obama would win HERE.
A little over a week ago … the Romney campaign was already trying to shake off reports that there is infighting and tension in the Romney campaign. But reports keep flying in. ABC News reports:
And Paul Ryan is having to run ads in his own congressional district to make sure he doesn’t lose his seat. The internal poll numbers from Rob Zerban shows the race tighter than expected (source) and Paul Ryan is blanketing his district with advertisements as an insurance policy (source). Zerban is unlikely to defeat Ryan but Ryan is now having to focus on his own career since it would appear being a VP does not seem like it is in the cards … only time will tell.
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