The Obama effort at disqualifying Romney will go beyond painting him as excessively conservative, however. It will aim to cast him as an avatar of revanchism. “He’s the fifties, he is retro, he is backward, and we are forward—that’s the basic construct,” says a top Obama strategist. “If you’re a woman, you’re Hispanic, you’re young, or you’ve gotten left out, you look at Romney and say, ‘This fucking guy is gonna take us back to the way it always was, and guess what? I’ve never been part of that.’ ”
That's true, but why not just remind them of them of a much more recent era -- the Bush/Cheney administration? When Willard is asked, "How are your policies different from George W. Bush's?" he will only be able to say "Erm, uh, well...spending!"