Romney’s much discussed “Ocean” ad is a savvy move
on the eve of Fred Thompson’s entry into the race. With so much
talk about abortion and which of these candidate’s pro-life
credentials are stronger and more consistent, Romney is upping the
ante. By invoking the “culture wars” Romney can shift the
conversation to more favorable ground — his message about our
“polluted” culture, his own devoted family and his battle against
gay marriage in Massachusetts. In essence he will be saying, talk
is cheap but look who I am and what I have done. The not so subtle
message: while Thompson was working for Hollywood, I was fighting
it. If social conservatives come to believe that more than one
social issue counts, Romney stands to capture a chunk of this
portion of the base.
makes the point that Rudy Giuliani has his own
culture war credentials in cleaning up New York.