Romney's political director Rich Beeson (everyone on his team is either rich or Rich) had to run the gauntlet of a conference call with reporters yesterday, right after the publication of some appalling numbers for his campaign in Ohio and Florida, two states without which Romney simply cannot win (particularly the first).
Marbury salutes Beeson for some truly heroic waffling in the face of this incontrovertibly bad news:
“If we lose Ohio, can we still win?” Beeson said, repeating the question asked of him by reporters. “I say if its and buts were candy and nuts everyday would be Christmas.… I just don’t deal in if-then statements.”
Beeson compared states on the map to children (he has two boys,) saying individual states can’t be written off.
“It’s like kids out there — you’re not ever going to say I’m going to lose one of my kids,” Beeson said. He added, “So we don’t sit down, I don’t sit down and sort of lop those off. I prefer to look at the map holistically.”
Yes, yes, of course. Holistic. Kids. Candy and nuts. RIght, shall we move on?