A really great executive knows how to delegate. So I’m delegating this post to The Onion. It’s scary how much more accurately humor sites such as The Onion and The Daily Show and Colbert cover the campaign than the supposed straight reporters.
Romney Proudly Explains How He’s Turned Campaign Around
‘I’m Lying More,’ He Says
BOSTONâ€”For weeks many Beltway insiders had written off the Romney campaign as dead, saying the candidate had dug himself into too deep a hole with too little time to recover. However, with a month to go before ballots are cast, Romney has pulled even with President Obama, and the former Massachusetts governor credits his rejuvenated campaign to one, singular tactic: lying a lot.
â€œIâ€™m lying a lot more, and my lies are far more egregious than theyâ€™ve ever been,â€ a smiling Romney told reporters while sitting in the back of his campaign bus, adding that when faced with a choice to either lie or tell the truth, he will more than likely lie. â€œItâ€™s a strategy that works because when I lie, Iâ€™m essentially telling people what they want to hear, and people really like hearing things they want to hear. Even if they sort of know that nothing Iâ€™m saying is true.â€
â€œItâ€™s a freeing strategy, really, because I donâ€™t have to worry about facts or being accurate or having any concrete positions of any kind,â€ Romney added.
Romney said he is telling at least 80 percent more lies now than he was two months ago.