Romney won't offer specifics on promise to provide specifics
by Josh K - 9/17/12 12:53 PM
Mitt Romney's campaign promised to unveil more specifics on Romney's campaign proposals during a conference call with reporters Monday, pushing back on bipartisan criticism that the Republican has yet to say clearly what he'd actually do in office.
But the campaign's pledge for specifics was lacking new specifics itself - campaign officials instead listed a litany of policy proposals Romney's already discussed on the campaign trail.
"We are looking forward to this new emphasis and renewed emphasis on why it is electing Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan would result in better, higher take-home pay an more jobs in our economy," Romney adviser Ed Gillespie said on the call. He promised new specifics will come in "events and remarks and background papers, surrogate efforts and paid advertising."
Perhaps next they'll promise to offer specifics on their promise to offer specifics about providing specifics.
He reminds me of someone trying to fake his way through the essay question on an exam about a book he didn't read. I can't think of a single specific plan he's outlined for anything, he speaks in generalities and platitudes, he won't release his tax returns; nobody knows a thing about him other than his creative ways of hiding his money from the IRS.
It is indescribably disheartening to me to know that this is any contest at all.