‘Revisiting the GOP brand’
Everything I’ve seen tells me this only applies on a National level. And this is already starting to show in polling. The slow but widening spread between Obama and Romney. It’s not just that Romney looks and is that bad but Romney IS the ‘head’ of the Republicans party – the party of no and now the rich telling everyone else no.
But on local levels, the ‘Big Bad Government is taking your rights’ plays great.
So come January, even though our Nation is pressed against the wall and most of want a working Government, we instead will be met with re-elected teabaggers who by March will force the Government shutdown just as we are trying to get out of a recession – thus bringing on another recession.
Ummm…………Hate the ‘team’ – love the ‘player’.
Until you find out that the player hates Obama more then they love America.
‘So as the Tea Party/grassroots/anti-establishment conservative wing of the GOP has become MORE powerful, the GOP’s overall brand image has gone down, especially with indies’.
‘A final point here: One of the most underreported stories of this presidential election is how the Republican brand is in FAR WORSE shape than the Democratic brand. In our most recent NBC/WSJ poll, the GOP’s fav/unfav was 34%-43% vs. the Democrats’ 40%-40%. Indeed, the GOP has had a worse fav/unfav than the Democrats in every single NBC/WSJ poll (that’s 14 of them!!!) since Jan. 2011, after Republicans won control of the House. So as the Tea Party/grassroots/anti-establishment conservative wing of the GOP has become MORE powerful, the GOP’s overall brand image has gone down, especially with indies. It is hard not to believe these two facts aren’t connected. And this raises the question: Will this be a drag on Romney? Or here’s another way to put it: How can this not be a drag on him? Help us out with this riddle: When was the last time a presidential candidate won when their party was viewed MORE unfavorably than the other side’?
From : http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/01/13068363-first-thoughts-the-center-cannot-hold?lite