Mitt's new strategy? Our latest at EBONY: "Birther-In-Chief: Will Romney’s Birth Certificate "Joke" Distract Voters?"
Instead of talking about jobs or the economy—which allegedly are supposed to be the GOP’s strength—last week’s media narrative was dominated by questions surrounding Missouri Republican Rep. Todd Akin's outrageous remarks on women, biology and "legitimate rape."
The media chorus demanding answers from Romney grew so loud that the candidate eventually "refused to grant interviews to any reporters who wanted to know about his position on abortion or about Akin," reported Think Progress. "Only four local reporters got to talk to Romney because of his conditions."
What do you do if you're Romney? Try to change the narrative at any cost.
Team Romney’s solution: Distract voters with discredited, racist conspiracy theories on President Obama. Romney test-drove a new dog whistle while campaigning Friday in Michigan. "I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born,” said the Detroit-born, former governor of Massachusetts. "No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate," he added. The crowd roared in approval.
Privileged much? Voters and politicians have repeatedly asked to see Romney’s tax returns and the gazillionaire venture capitalist has refused—most recently claiming it would infringe on his Mormon faith. Keep telling yourself that, Mitt.
Read the full op-ed HERE.