I bet Romney would love to be thrown into that briar patch, because:
- The insta-argument Obama supporters will give you is that Romney is rich, and he doesn’t care.
- Town hall debates are not meant for aggressive attacks.
That’s where Obama’s been spending hundreds of millions of ad dollars.
But, if it comes up, Romney can finally defend Bain in front of 70 million people. He can talk about Staples, the value of business, etc., and make Obama look like the socialist pig he is.
If Romney’s tax returns come up, he can mention that he only paid 14 percent in taxes because he gave 30 percent to charity!
If the “47 percent” thing comes up, I’m sure he’ll have a zinger or two to turn it back against Obama.
The problem with these sorts of attacks is that everyone can see them coming a mile away, like Romney’s obvious (and thus failed) “Are you better off…” question.
They’re meant for Clintonian faux sympathy. Watch this video, and you’ll see what works and what doesn’t in a town hall setting: