Many have wondered for a long time how it is that a professional presidential campaign organization chock full of old hands can have managed to mismanage so badly for so long. Yesterday, poor, long-suffering conservative Peggy Noonan, admirer of long gone Edmund Burke, and herself a mouthpiece for the Wall Street Journal and the Luddite Conservatory called the Manhattan Institute, wrote an essay for Mitt Romney entitled Time for an Intervention. And from that suspiciously auspicious title it got worse. The same day, the inimitable neocon excrescence Bill Kristol also denounced Romney with his subtly titled piece, A Note on Romney’s Arrogant and Stupid Remarks.
Even the perpetually loopy South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham expounded that
“I think what Romney needs to do is get into Virginia and run for sheriff,”which without its context seems a non sequitor, but nonetheless, standing on its own, is an interesting idea. Virginia's always in the market for sheriffs.
In all, the Romney campaign would have to improve mightily to be considered merely "in disarray." It's far worse. Campaign mucky mucks look forward to the day they are once again only in disarray. How did this happen with so many top dawg campaigners in high places? They've go Ed Gillespie, darn it!
Here's a possible way to visualize the Romney marketing team. It may help explain things: