PCP: Aside from presidency, Romney wishes he had Obama’s campaign

Michael Bragg

Abbi Pittman

The following is part of a Point Counter-Point opinion series, which highlights important issues and platform points for both candidates in the upcoming election. 

Read the counter-point here.


Michael Bragg

Every election year is the same. The candidates send hateful attacks at each other in commercials, on stage and their campaigns fuel the negative attacks.

And while both of them are pouring gasoline on the fire of hostility at an equal rate, they still have a duty to promote the candidate.

And the President Barack Obama Campaign is the clear-cut winner as best run campaign, an irrevocable truth that anyone can agree with whether you support the president or not.

The president’s campaign message is clear, the website and graphics are visually appealing and – very importantly – original.

Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign was exposed for plagiarizing Obama’s campaign site in the description of donating through the website, email or via SMS messaging, according to nymag.com.

While it seems like a minor offense, why can’t the Romney Campaign come up with their own wording for instructions for donating and blatantly ignoring one of the rules students are drilled with since middle school?

And shouldn’t the campaign clearly say what it stands for and how the candidate plans to fix the country’s problems?

Obama’s website outlines his plans, what his record is and what his policies mean for the middle class, students and every other demographic that can be reached out to for votes.

Romney’s campaign message and plans are just as vague on MittRomney.com as they are coming out of his mouth. While Obama’s campaign message isn’t perfect in its delivery, at least I can ask myself what does he plan to do and have – somewhat of – an answer.

Campaigns will never be clean, they will never fight fair and we will never get excited to see them on television.

But one thing’s for sure, and that is an original and clear campaign can and does exist. However, Mittens doesn’t really know about that.

Bragg, a junior journalism and public relations major from Lillington, is the A&E editor.