Some GOP strategists all wee-weed up over Romney 47% remark
You can read the whole thing at the Hill link below. This is a de-wussified excerpt. I left out the usual GOP strategists from the pantywaist wing.
Some conservatives on Tuesday called on Romney to go all-in on the issue, saying it represented an opportunity to have a critical debate about the country.
At National Review, columnist John O’Sullivan immediately urged Romney to own up to the remarks and embrace their core argument.Ford OConnell, another Republican strategist, said the remarks were not an “election killer” and argued theres “some truth” to them.
But he also pointed to their possible danger in a tight election. Gallup’s daily tracking poll on Tuesday showed Obama with only a one-percentage point lead.O’Connell said that the remarks were not Romney’s finest hour and will cost Romney a week that he cant afford to lose at this point in the election.
“What makes it really sting is that it will likely dominate the news coverage for the next couple of days at a time when Team Romney desperately needs to change the narrative with only seven weeks to go in the election,” he said.