If you ask me, Romney's offtrack because he's a sub par candidate. Also, he doesn't seem to have fire in the belly. That's because he's not advocating for people, he's advocating for business:
In this year's presidential campaign, Mitt Romney has always had the easier argument: "The economy stinks, so vote for the new guy."
At the moment, he's not making that case. Instead, in addition to juggling questions about health care, the Romney campaign is running an ad accusing President Barack Obama of telling "vicious lies" about Romney's tenure at Bain Capital.
Romney's rhetorical sweet spot is probably right about here: "I don't think the president is a bad guy," he told a crowd in Connecticut. "I just think his political philosophy is entirely wrong and doesn't work for the American people." In other words, it's OK to like Obama, but he's not someone you want presiding over the world's largest economy.
The road from "my opponent's not a bad guy" to "actually, he's a vicious liar" is not one traveled by campaigns on the upswing. Romney is off track -- either because he's overreacting to Democratic attacks on Bain or because those attacks are hurting him. At least one recent poll suggests the latter. Read more at Bloomberg
From his vacation home today, Mitt said he hopes more people can take vacations like him.