Odd that a man who wrote a book titled “No Apology” would spend days and days demanding an apology from his rival. Yet that’s just what Mitt Romney has been doing, in a spectacularly wrongheaded approach to the attacks on his tenure at Bain Capital by President Obama and his campaign.
The problem with demanding an apology is that the most effective response is a pretty simple one, and Obama gave it: “No.”
Once the “no” is delivered, then what can Romney do? Keep demanding one?
It was pure rope-a-dope. Obama’s surrogates attacked unfairly and thereby drew an irate Romney demand for an apology. Then Obama threw him by refusing.
Looking like a loser for the first time: Romney’s demand for an Obama apology was an all-around bad idea.
So, instead of just being attacked, Romney was attacked and dissed for good measure.