To the Editor:
Republicans, stop blaming Romney because he is behind in the polls. And stop blaming Paul Ryan, the campaign management, the liberal media, the unfair fact-checkers and the skewered polls. The real problem is the product you are offering.
The American people do not want to see Social Security privatized; Medicare turned into a voucher program; Medicaid gutted, Pell grants, food stamps, environmental protections and funding for women's health care eliminated to give further tax breaks to the wealthiest few.
They don't buy the part about Obama hating the U.S., and sympathizing with terrorists, cutting $750 billion from seniors Medicare, putting death panels in the health care bill, instigating class warfare and being divisive. They aren't buying the Kenyan values, or the birther smear or the constant filibustering and obstructing. They aren't signing on to the Hitler and Stalin comparisons, and they aren't buying into the notion that government help is fine for big oil companies but communism and socialism is given to the middle class.
And they don't think multimillionaires should pay less a percent of income taxes than their secretaries.
In short, Americans are not buying the entire hate-crazed attack the right wing is making on the nation's first black president, often while waving flags and carrying crosses.
Do Republicans understand? It's not the packaging. It's not the
marketing, and it's not the merchandising. It's the product.
As one marketing manager finally realized, "The problem with our dog food is the dogs don't like it!"