The Camenker Report Revisited
It seems Conservative activist Brian Camenker isn't finished with Mitt Romney just yet. A couple of weeks ago we posted about the Report he released last month, and the Boston Globe is reporting this morning that Camenker plans on releasing a follow up later this week. In response to the first report, Romney issued a press release entitled "The Real Brian Camenker" that attacked the man as a "political gadfly." Some of Romney's online supporters thought that move was a mistake. Matt Lewis, the man who convinced Romney to hire a full-time blogger, criticized the press release saying:
If Camenker is so irrelevant, then why is Romney trying to take him down? Why not let someone else take down Camenker (heck, the AP is already doing the dirty work by calling him a gadfly)? Get a surrogate, for crying out loud, Gov. Romney, but don’t dirty your hands on this man.Should Romney even acknowledge this follow-up? He was praised earlier this month by most for his "nimbleness" in response to a Youtube post that compiled clips from his 1994 Senate race, would a similarly nimble response to the coming report be in order or is Matt Lewis correct that a "surrogate" should handle these duties?