Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol says that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is going to have a tough time winning if the election is a referendum on President Barack Obama’s first term.
“They need to focus on the next four years,” the conservative columnist told Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday. “If this election is just about the last four years, that’s a muddy verdict.”
“Bush was president during the financial meltdown, the Obama team has turned that around pretty well,” he explained. “He’s got to make it a referendum on the choice about the next four years, and explain what Obama would do over the next four years that would be bad for the country and what he would do would be good for the country.”
Gee Bill, when you put it that way, it’s practically an endorsement of Obama. What he’s basically saying is, “If you had to be absolutely honest, Obama’s done a pretty good job. Can’t really run against that. What you have to do is speculate on what Obama might do and run against that — a conservative can never go wrong with a straw man.”
It’s like he thinks liberals don’t even know Fox News exists, so he can safely say what he really thinks there and it won’t ever leave the clubhouse.