Surprisingly candid put downs of the Romney campaign and their day of campaigning on Friday, from named and unnamed Repubs in this Washington Post article headlined “Romney’s Campaign Day Lacks Focus,” by Philip Rucker and Karen Tumulty:
“Coming at a moment of international crisis, as U.S. embassies in the Middle East were being beset by anti-American protests, the interview [on "Live" with Kelly Ripa] brought shudders from some Republicans who fear the Romney campaign is running aground in its final stretch.
‘Deaver is turning over in his grave,’ said one prominent Republican strategist, referring to Michael Deaver, the late image-maker for Ronald Reagan. The Republican asked for anonymity, because he did not want to go public with his growing despair over the GOP ticket’s prospects for winning this fall.
‘I can’t get my head around this,’ said John Weaver, a former strategist on Republican John McCain’s presidential campaigns. ‘What is their message? What is going on here?’”