Romney Campaign Slams Buzzfeed Over Unsourced Palin Piece
Anonymous Source is a busy person, but not busy enough to provide completely unsourced quotes to Buzzfeed in an attempt to pit Sarah Palin against Paul Ryan in the wake of the VP announcement.
But aides were quick Saturday to reject the early analysis that choosing Ryan represents a "Sarah Palin pick" for Romney — a high-risk move intended to turn around a flailing campaign by elevating a polarizing politician. "I don't think that's a fair comparison," said one adviser. "Paul Ryan has been a leader on these issues for years. He's not an unknown quantity. He may bring the same excitement to conservatives... But this wasn't a base move."
Another senior adviser, commenting on the comparison in an e-mail to BuzzFeed, was more sarcastic: "The number one policy wonk in the country... Sarah Palin...?"
But he said one central difference between Ryan and Palin is that the former will be able to hold his own on policy details.
This isn't a "source." The Romney camp was quick to slam the article, saying thusly:
Buzzfeed is hiding behind anonymous quotes to portray conservatives as divided on Ryan as VP. Our campaign is on the record endorsing Ryan, while Buzzfeed falsely cites "aides" to avoid the real story - our party is united behind leaders like Governor Palin AND Paul Ryan. Not content to debate the issues, the liberals at Buzzfeed are helping Democrats continue their personal attacks to protect THE ONE.
A website that just graduated from LOLcat photos to LOLcat photos and politics is attempting to project its own bias onto Governor Palin in the wake of the VP announcement and exploit a nonexistent fissure in the right. Comparing the records of a congressman to that of a governor is incredibly neophytic considering the responsibilities of both positions are varied.
Buzzfeed Hates Governor Palin, has always hated Governor Palin, and that they try to attack her through the lens of today's VP announcement shows only that she terrifies Democrats still. The success rate of her election endorsements proved greater than even the President's own 2010 coattails and she remains vastly popular with the very people most motivated to vote Obama out of office.
Speaking of endorsements:
This is the left's attempt to run interference: they know that a solidified right means the end of the Obama machine and they'll do anything to promote the perception of disunity. As Romney and Ryan go "forward," Palin will continue to be a major influencer long after Obama is voted from office.