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Hannity plays the Towhall audio of Romney repudiating any effort at ‘character assassination’ and then tells Romney that he can’t let the media have the power to decide what’s off-limits, that exposing Obama’s relationship with Rev. Wright is necessary to expose Obama’s true character:

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  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    Sorry, but Mitt seems much like McCain when it comes to Democrats: a bit of a pansy.

    • CalCoolidge

      By any rational standard, Mitt IS a Democrat.

      • Cindy09

        And in a certain way, O’ big brother.

      • http://twitter.com/BombsAndDollars Bombs And Dollars

        Democrats are socialists. Don’t give Democrats the praise of being successful capitalists who built companies and employed people.

        • Galatiansch2vs20

          Are you unaware there are many successful businessmen and women among the democrats?

          • CalCoolidge

            You are right. And there are many “successful” businesses that are the result of socialistic cronyism. IG Farben was very “succesful.” They sold a lot of Zyklon B. And later, they were successful in defending themselves against charges of war crimes.

    • aZjimbo

      A bit of a pansy? No. A full fledged pansy. Also gutless.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Dias/1680711668 Chris Dias

      one correction – ” a bit of a pansy”?? – A VERY BIG PANSY!!

  • Donya G

    Romney is no better than McCain, he is such flip-pants and lack of cojones.

  • wodiej

    I understand that Wright is revealing of Obama’s character but I think it is pointless to go after him for it when we can nail him on the economy and jobs. People might say Obama didn’t hear the rants or he is not that person today. But he can’t run away from his poor job on the economy. Now whether Romney can articulate that and offer solutions to move things in the right direction, remains to be seen.

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      I don’t think either area should be off-limits.

    • c4pfan

      But, it’s A OK for Mitt to attack Conservatives or rivals in the GOP?! I call bull on that one.

      • Cindy09

        He repudiates Conservatives and embraces Liberals!

      • http://twitter.com/BombsAndDollars Bombs And Dollars

        It would be stupid for Mitt to attack Barack on Jeremiah. The economy sucks because of Obama’s failed policies. The economy is what people are voting on. Stick with the economy.

        Also, do you not think that politicians should criticize their opponents when they disagree or when their opponents are wrong?

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CKFGTNEKQQCXQZHLQ7EM72Q37E Michael Bittner

          I’m sorry, but if Romney only attacks Obama on the economy, he’ll lose. Half the country is PERFECTLY HAPPY being unemployed and collecting checks….if you make a few of them aware of what a POS Obama is on the other hand….

        • Galatiansch2vs20

          With your last question- I ask it back to you when it comes to the wrong thing Obama did in listening to ‘Reverend’ Wright for about 20 years. Furthermore, if the liberals think it is so stupid to expose this character flaw, why have I heard Romney being threatened over it?

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      If you think character doesn’t count from which job killing policies flow, you are mistaken.

  • Botzilla

    Right now its Romney’s election to lose, if he goes all John McCain on him and doesn’t go after Obama, this country will get 4 more years of Obama and then we are eff’d

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      I’m not convinced it’s that tied up yet, but I think you’re mostly right. At this point, only Romney can hurt his chances.

      • Sober_Thinking

        You are correct Sir.

        Every vote against Obama counts. They are going to lie, cheat, and overload voting establishments – do anything to win. Romney has to fight for every single vote he can scrape up… because he’s a VERY undesirable candidate right now. If he’s soft now, he loses.

        • Cindy09

          Absolutely right!

          Imagine, (1) McCain did nothing to question Obama’s background (2) when McCain heard that he lost and that votes were stolen by Mickey Mouse and pals, he waited a few more minutes but then went along and conceded anyway instead of calling for an investigation into the 2008 election process!

    • http://twitter.com/BombsAndDollars Bombs And Dollars

      He will attack Obama, only he will attack Obama where it hurts: on the economy.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CKFGTNEKQQCXQZHLQ7EM72Q37E Michael Bittner

        I’m sorry, but if Romney only attacks Obama on the economy, he’ll lose. Half the country is PERFECTLY HAPPY being unemployed and collecting checks….if you make a few of them aware of what a POS Obama is on the other hand….

    • Ariadnea

      This is not only Romney’s election to lose but the whole country as well. If only someone can pull off a miracle and get another candidate who stood up for conservatism… can’t have a push over and wishy-washy RINO like McCain to win this election and save a nation. I hope those unbound delegates can create some much needed miracle.

  • Stehekin912

    Repudiate personal attacks. I don’t like personal attacks, and want to focus on the issues…I always have. But I think that is really an amazing comment coming from the king of personal attacks and smear campaigns, Mitt Romney.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Wow… you are so right! I forgot what a bastage he was on the campaign trail in the GOP battle. Another flip flop?

  • Joseph ewing

    Romney should avoid this at all cost. Let other outlets push the story, but if the candidate gets directly involved, he will be branded by the MSM as a freekshow. Pushing a religous based story is also harder for a Morman in terms of perception.

    Obama’s record of achievement during his presidency is pathetic and running against it is a winner. These ancillary issues lose the moderates and independents.

    Eye on the ball.

  • http://teejaw.com/ TeeJaw

    xxx

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2229169 Michael Balkin

    Come on, guys. This is a great strategy. Repudiate it publicly, while people continue to talk about it. Just don’t do it yourself.

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      Nah, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with Romney pointing out that people have questions — legitimate questions — about Showbama’s background. If those people want to seek out and find answers, then they should be free do so. Seeing how Showbama’s blaming Romney for things that happened at Bain when Romney never worked there, I can’t see how credible questions over any candidate’s personal history should be off-limits.

  • marketcomp

    Right on, Hannity. Romney may request that this not be explored but who says we have to listen to him. If we had ignored McCain we may not have the disaster that we have now as President. Just because Romney is a successful businessman does not mean he has an astute Conservative instinct. Mark Levin always says that if Romeny is to win we Conservatives will have to push him over the line. So lets do it!

  • stage9

    “Hannity implores Romney not to ignore Rev. Wright audio, to be as tough on Obama as he was on Newt and Santorum”

    LOL…..ok…

  • welltempered2

    There’s so much stink of the last 3 1/2 years, why bother with Wright? It could also backfire as people see it as dredging up old news.

  • http://teejaw.com/ TeeJaw

    We have seen what happens to a candidate who is afraid to attack Obama (McCain) and what happens to the approval rating of a politican who will not defend himself or stand up and fight for any principles (GW Bush). I hope Romney is smart enough to stay out of that club.

    Romney might have the “moderate” Republican disease of viciously attacking other Republicans while making nice with Democrats.

    • marketcomp

      I do believe you are right, my friend!

    • Terrenceor

      When McCain said he wasn’t going to go after Obama, he actually meant it. Romney, not even close to meaning it.

  • 4Hoppes2

    Now listening to Romney actually speaking his mind it is even worse, he may as well make ads for Obama. “The economy is growing”, come on Romney, there will be absolutely no quarter for you from the Democrats, you concede the character issues you concede the election.

  • TJinNJ

    If he can’t call out Obamaladen, forget about him calling out the Islamists that have infiltrated the Gov’t, military, schools, etc…Just call him DoorMitt

  • poljunkie

    Use anything this time.

    If he had too many items in the quick check lane at the grocery store use it.

    If he was jaywalking use it.

    If he stole candy from a baby use it.

    Some one might get offended and stay home or vote for the R.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4C65QOIQ4XH67F6MEHWTXGODY Alan

    Absolutely right. Romney didn’t mind one bit to destroy Newt and Santorum but Obama’s a nice guy and he won’t do it.

    A lot of us thought this would happen and now it has. Mitt is a weak candidate and this will end up a fight at the convention.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Newt, Rick Perry, and Santorum were nice guys too…

      You’re right… this man has no iron in his backbone… and people recognize a slouch.

  • Sober_Thinking

    You go Sean (Shawn?)! Don’t let this spineless “nice guy” be a whimp! Let’s all make this candidate the best he can be… even though we don’t have much to work with. Go for the throat you knucklehead…

    • stage9

      “Let’s all make this candidate the best he can be…”

      Dude if we have to do it for him, we’re screwed.

      • Sober_Thinking

        :)

        We already are…

        Maybe God will spare us…

  • Terrenceor

    Anyone that gets between Romney and the Presidency will be destroyed by the Romney Borg. He just doesn’t want to have his fingers on it. Don’t fret about that. That is one area where Romney will be perfectly consistent.

  • c4pfan

    Meh. Let Hannity say that to Mitt’s face and then I will give him credit.

  • MaxineCA

    I know I’m in the minority here, but as I recall in the primaries, the nasty ads were put out by Romney’s pac. He was at arms length, but said he was not allowed to direct their message. Although I didn’t agree with that strategy against the GOP candidates, it worked. Why not do it against Obama?

    I would like to have him stay on message, above the fray and leave the dirt up to the pacs and the new media (Breitbart, DC, Beck, Hannity, etc.) who would LOVE to destroy Obama and are capable to doing it.

    When the lamestream media asks Romney about the reports, he should respond by simply saying they are very disturbing and he is glad there are people who are investigating. Then get back on topic.

    • principledpilgrim

      “…he was not allowed to direct their message”

      Excellent point.

      So now we see that he could have directed their message if he had so chosen.

      At some point, you have to size up the situation and see GOP pansy-ism for what it is — intentional. They don’t care what you or I think.

      • MaxineCA

        The GOP better grow a pair or we are doomed if Bam get’s re-elected.

        I’m not sure if this is Romney’s strategy or just plain stupidity.

        • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

          And in other news….House Leadership is loving them some Obamacare…so much for a spine….it is a disease of the Establishment

    • Sober_Thinking

      You make a great point… I like that approach.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      Double standard- one for conservatives, another for Obama.

      Did you hear anything about during the campaign some complaining of getting multiple Romney campaign calls a day, and most of them against Santorum. Also the report that the vast majority of Romney’s campaign was negative during the competition with conservatives? He definitely didn’t stay above the fray then.

      Your idea in your last paragraph would have been a smart move on Romney’s part, but he already repudiated the pursuance of this part of Obama’s character.

  • cudaforever

    Yep this is what many of us feared.. Repeat of 2008 where the only person on the Republican side with any cojones wore a skirt !! Keep this up O’Romney and you will lose for sure.

  • Karl Rogue

    LOL!!

  • BostonBruin

    Gosh, why didn’t Romney vociferously speak out immediately against the SuperPAC that was putting out false ads trashing Newt Gingrich? Or is this part of the etch-a-sketch campaign strategy?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4C65QOIQ4XH67F6MEHWTXGODY Alan

    At this moment Mark Levin is yelling about this against Romney because he ran ads trashing Newt and Santorum. He had no trouble doing that.

    Levin said that Newt did more for the conservative movement than Romney ever will.

    I’m just livid over this.

  • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

    Romney is a Democrat.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      in Republican clothing- agreed.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    Sorry Hannity, you practically shilled for mittens, now you’ve got him. Hope you’re happy.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      I was so disappointed in Hannity, proud of being registered not as a Republican, but as a conservative, for when I was listening early on, not properly vetting Romney, just seeming to make passing reference about some having issues with him on the social issues. He was tougher on Ron Paul, in my opinion.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        I know. I have to admit, I don’t listen to Hannity as much as the others on the radio, because the time is not convenient, but seems like whenever I had him on, he was either lobbing soft balls to mittens or being harder on one of the others and it got on my nerves.

        • Galatiansch2vs20

          I wish both Gallagher and Hannity would not use bad language and only occasionally listen to either one anymore… it would be nice to have a radio guardian (similar to a tv guardian)- then I might listen to more conservative talk radio and be better informed. I get some info on here, but a lot of the links are blocked because we have a hedgebuilders filter in our home that does not allow going to places like you tube.

          • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

            I can understand that. I’ve got some filters on as well, but for me, I have to sometimes go into these places so I can help those who are infected. It’s a dark world on the net too, and sometimes the Lord can use us to spread His light there. A lot of people are searching, and just like in Jesus’ day, they hang out in the more degenerate places. I don’t like the language and stuff either in a lot of sites, but I am amazed at what the Lord will protect me from. I’ve gone on to atheist and other sites to share the love of Christ, and usually He will let me know when it’s time to get out- I have become almost physically sick sometimes, but I don’t think I’d be led there if there weren’t some folks who needed a Word. :-( It’s hard to deal with the world, but for me, I think this is where I’m supposed to be. God Bless you my friend.

  • http://twitter.com/BombsAndDollars Bombs And Dollars

    Romney is being tough on Obama. He is attacking Obama on his economic failings. We don’t need him to get sidetracked on less relevant issues. The American people are sick and tired of Obama destroying the economy, and that is the point Romney needs to hammer until November.

    • Linky1

      Yapping off with platitudes saying that Obama’s policies are failing the US is one thing, coming up with concrete solutions is another, ones I have not heard from Romney.

      Romney’s albatross is Romneycare and he knows that he will get hammered by the Democrats over it.

      What’s wrong with attacking Obama’s economic policy AND his (lack of) character?

    • Karl Rogue

      Is that you, Steve Schmidt?

  • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

    I cannot believe that Hannity is wasting precious air time trying to convince a person whom we all know has kid’s gloves when it comes to his actual opponent. Too bad Obama isn’t conservative, we would then have some real fireworks.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      I was glad he came out and said it, but not that he did not seem to properly vet Romney PRIOR to the nomination being seemingly sewn up. He mentioned in passing it seemed some having issues with Romney on social issues and seemed more often bringing up his concerns about Ron Paul. Oops- there was a slip- or was it, you saying too bad Obama isn’t conservative? I’ve been praying he would become a Christian.

      • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

        The reason for the Obama being conservative comment was that then Romney would have taken the kids gloves off….similarly to how he went non-stop against his conservative opponents in the primary. It would seem to be the only thing that the GOP establishment gets excited to attack.

        I too pray that Obama would become a Christian as well as Romney. Hope that clears it up a bit.

        • Galatiansch2vs20

          Light dawned with your explanation- thank you! I thought you meant to say too bad Romney wasn’t conservative and slipped up and said Obama instead. Either way (Obama or Romney), it fits!

          • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

            :-)

  • RKflorida

    Romney is a bag of goo. He is a classic RINO. Expect more disappointments from him as the campaign goes on. I can’t think of one thing I like about him except he is not Obama.

    • MaxineCA

      It is so sad (for our country) that we’ve gotten to this point. I’m tired of holding my nose to vote. This time I’m not only going have to hold my nose, but have a barf bag handy.

      You are correct, the only reason he will receive any conservative votes in the general, is that he’s not Obama. If the situation wasn’t so dire to get rid of Obama, I wouldn’t vote. Unfortunately, once again, it sucks!

  • wolfveryne

    Mittens ,, Scrotum Up ,Boy .

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EZJ7XR5XRHJP6Y23GXRMJOFVKM Caddywhumpus Poncho

    Campaigning on “the economy sucks” is not enough against Obama. Campaigning on “I’m anybody but Obama” won’t be enough either. Romney has failed to give people a reason to rally behind him. It’s a real shame, because Obama really is an awful leader, and should be easily defeated.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TORFYELI4O6RTNOSPGBPOHLSBI Elizabeth

      Sheesh, give Romney a break! His national campaign has just barely started.

  • sandynsavannah

    I got a call from the RNC promoting Romney just the other day. I interrupted the *insert your own word here*
    mid-sentence and said they will be lucky if I vote for Mitt Romney and then I hung up on the *insert your own word here*

    I am sooooooo ticked off

  • sandynsavannah

    Obomney….one and done… EACH!
    I WANT A TRULY CONSERVATIVE PARTY.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TORFYELI4O6RTNOSPGBPOHLSBI Elizabeth

    Let’s keep in mind that this election will be decided by Independents. I think Romney is smart to take the “Good Cop” role in this case. We have to have the Independents’ votes!

    • c4pfan

      Excuse me. So, anyone that says anything about Obama that Mitt doesn’t approve of is the ‘bad cop’?

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      Romney’s also hoping for ‘Clinton democrats’, reaching out to them because I think he feels more at home in that camp and knows he’s not popular amongst conservatives.

  • aintthispeachy

    That’s it Mitt,… reach across the aisle and be another Pathetic John McCain loser. The progressive republican machine will show you the way to utter doom.

    • MacSwain

      Ditto!

  • aZjimbo

    Hey Mitt, wake the hell up and learn how to fight and grow some steel balls. You are such a wimp. Hannity right on the money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Dias/1680711668 Chris Dias

    Even Soros said there isn’t a big difference between the POTUS, and Mitt the … what rhymes with Mitt – gotta think of one, but it has to be negative.

  • hongryhawg

    It’s out of Romney’s hands. He has his handlers just like the pretender has his. Why do you think the Republican establishment coalesced so strongly for Romney? It’s because they knew he would play ball with them, the way they want to play. Another puppet’s strings pulled by the corrupt “representatives of this democracy”.

  • Constance

    It’s a waste of time for anybody on the conservative side to implore Romney about this issue. Romney is NOT going to listen, nor is he going to play the game down and dirty with Obama like he played it with fellow republicans in the primary. Romney is closer to the McCain style of politics than the Palin style. I agree with Hannity and Levin on their criticisms of Romney over this, but I also believe they are just wasting their breath. Romney is a political animal who is highly controlled by handlers. He isn’t an in-the-gut conservative. He never will be.