George Will: Romney ‘can’t get to the presidency running out the clock’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” Washington Post columnist George Will explained the relevance of a Wall Street Journal editorial board critique that said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney needs to be more aggressive with his campaign.

According to Will, the criticism is is typical of the armchair quarterbacking of so-called Republican activists.

“Well, to be fair to the Romney campaign, at some point in every campaign, the people that are not included in the campaign — which is 90 percent of activists — say we can do it better,” Will said. “So this is for normal.”

Will added that Romney can’t win by just running out the clock.

“On the other hand, Gov. Romney seems to be risk-averse. He seems to be in something of a four-quarter stall, that almost killed basketball,” he continued.

“So, they put in a 30-second shot clock. But you can’t get the NCAA Championship — you can’t get to the presidency — running out the clock. So he’ll have to do something more than say, ‘Obama’s not working.’ And he said to CBS News this week, ‘As long as I keep talking about the economy I’ll win.’ But it’s what you say about the economy and what hope you give to people.”

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