On private call, Republicans say attacking Obama personally is too dangerous
Yahoo News exclusive
By Rachel Rose Hartman | The Ticket – 1 hr 16 mins ago
Republicans on a private Republican National Committee conference call with allies warned Tuesday that party surrogates should refrain from personal attacks against President Barack Obama, because such a strategy is too hazardous for the GOP.
"We're hesitant to jump on board with heavy attacks" personally against President Obama, Nicholas Thompson, the vice president of Tarrance Group, a Republican polling firm, said on the call. "There's a lot of people who feel sorry for him."
Recent polling data indicates that while the president still suffers significantly low job approval ratings, voters still give "high approval" to Obama personally, Thompson said.
Voters "don't think he's an evil man who's out to change the United States" for the worse--even though many of the same survey respondents agree that his policies have harmed the country, Thompson said. The upshot, Thompson stressed, is that Republicans should "exercise some caution" when talking about the president personally.
WTF! Having flashbacks of McCain's 08' campaign after reading this. I am SO SICK of this kind of BS from weak @ss Republican's. If they aren't going to attack him why even bother running against him? Anyone think Obama surrogates will refrain from "personally attacking" the eventual Republican nominee? I don't even know how to articulate how furious this article makes me.