The very same progressive media that have touted Romney's "gaffes" as fatal to his campaign are studiously ignoring the just-surfaced tape of Obama declaring himself in favor of redistribution. Displaying an adroitness that belies the doomsayers, Romney has now framed the issue clearly:
"Frankly we have two different views about America," Romney said. "The president's view is one of a larger government. There is a tape that came out where is the president is saying he likes redistribution. I disagree. I think a society based upon a government centered nation where government plays a larger role and redistributes money, [that's the] wrong course for America."
So voters now have a real issue to ponder, instead of the bogus claims that Romney gave cancer to a steelworker's wife years after a Bain Capital unsuccessfully attempted to rescue a failing mill, or that he tortured his beloved family dog. Will America follow the path of Greece?
"The president is borrowing trillion dollars more than we are taking in every year. It's a pathway that looks more European than American in my view," Romney said. "It's one that I think some Americans are drawn to. [I] think they are wrong. They don't recognize it's not good for America at large."
As Rush Limbaugh put it, this is a "golden opportunity." Unwittingly, by their relentless focus on Romney "gaffes" that actually reflect the way most Americans think, the progressives have focused the campaign on winning issues for Romney.