According to Michael Steele, former chairman of the RNC, it’s not what President Obama says, it is more a lack of strength of tone. In other words, the GOP no longer believes in Teddy Roosevelt‘s speak softly and carry a big stick. When given an opportunity to criticize the President, the GOP will use any excuse they can, even the ridiculous one of not speaking with sufficient gruffness and the swagger of a George W. Bush.
- RNC To Michael Steele: We Do African American Outreach By Supporting Mitt Romney (2012.talkingpointsmemo.com)
- GOP NEWS: Obama didn’t build that, Romney hits Obama on Economy, Bain attack Flops (contracostagop.wordpress.com)
- Mean Mitt versus Nice RNC (dailykos.com)