Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Political Cluedo - McCain? Giuliani? Thompson? Romney?!

There is a developing story that gets more and more interesting by the day.

In early-voting states there have been controversial "push polling" calls that pretend to ask earnest questions regarding Mormonism. These 20 minute calls are designed to harm Mormon Presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney.
Western Wats, a Utah-based company, placed the calls that initially sound like a poll but then pose questions that cast Romney in a harsh light, according to people who received the calls. In politics, this type of phone surveying is called "push polling" — contacting potential voters and asking questions intended to plant a message, usually negative, rather than gauging attitudes.
Read full story here
Which begs the question, Who's behind it?

Some have speculated that Romney's Republican rivals are behind it. Others like Hugh Hewitt wonder if it's a democratic operation striking while there are "other suspects holding the gun". Many consider this political suicide for the campaign which is found to be affiliated with this smear. The latest evidence is beginning to point at Romney or Romney sympathisers, orchestrating a pity campaign. Dun dun dun.

It's like Cluedo! Or better yet a wrestling angle! Where the final reveal shows that the attacker and victim are one and the same. Its a Classic wrestling storyline, so many examples to choose from. Enjoy!

VIDEO: Undertaker revealing who has been instructing him 
to torment his boss Vince Mcmahon

Quick links to the story:
1) Fox News on the reactions from Romneys' fellow Republican nominees
2) Hugh Hewiit speculates with columnist Frank Gaffney on the whodunnit
3) Hugh blogs on the "Anti Americanism" of the push polling
4) Politico's Jonathan Martin blogs on Romney's veiled accusations against John McCain
5) Mary Katharine Ham blogs on the Whodunnit?
6) Hugh Hewitt and Larry Kudlow express admiration for Romney's principled handling of the smear.
7) Evidence mounts implicating Romney. A Huckabee supporter speculates on his blog, ktracy.com

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