From SF Gate at the San Francisco Chronicle:
Last week after his “disastrous” interview with Fox News (and that’s according to Foxie Juan Williams), and his wah-wahhing to Fox’s Bret Baier that it was “overly aggressive,” GOP prez candidate Mitt Romney was pressed on why he doesn’t do more interviews.
Oh, pshaw, Mitt told the traveling press as he avoided their questions. We do avails “almost every day.”
“Almost” in the Mittionary doesn’t include California, where Mitt will be the recipient Wednesday of some hard-earned Golden State campaign gold. On that day, he’ll be in lovely Burlingame for a $2,500 to $25,000-a-person fundraiser. But, says Team Mitt spokesman Ryan Williams tells us, he won’t be talking to those who don’t have a ticket:
“We do not have a media avail scheduled around this trip,” Williams said.
So, you know, people without $2,500 for a lunch won’t be to hear someone who wants to be president answer a semi-challenging question. Or at least “almost” try.
Mitt’s media-ducking has already become part of what the political consultancy likes to call his “narrative.” Dude hasn’t been on a Sunday show since he jumped into the 2012 pool.
Hmmm….this sounds familiar…..trying to remember another wealthy Republican candidate whose media advisers insisted that she blow off the mainstream media. But the strategy backfired and she got blown out of the water on Election Day by a under-organized candidate….oh, yes, it was Romney fundraiser and top adviser pal Meg Whitman. She was the only major office candidate to blow off an editorial board interview with The Chronicle in nearly twenty years….and lost to Jerry Brown by 13 points.
Meg! You know better. Maybe you can talk some sense into Mitt at the fundraiser you’re co-hosting for him in Burlingame.