I recognize I’m a human being like everybody else and I make mistakes, and fall short time and again.One of the most revealing parts of Romney's interview with Business Week was this part:
Speaking of small business …
Romney: I’ve got to leave and go to work here …
[Romney adviser informs the governor that the campaign had agreed to a longer interview.]
Romney: Ask one question. But I’m holding up traffic in Chicago trying to—I’ve got the Secret Service and all the press and we’re stopped in front of a place of business. So shoot.More fun with Romney today.
Romney doesn't realize Nevada doesn't want nuclear waste.
Conservatives are saying this could be the moment Romney lost the election:
“To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” Andrea Saul, Romney’s campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News. “There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President [Barack] Obama’s economy.” PoliticoRomney started Bain with funds from El Salvadoran families tied to death squads. That sounds like hyperbole, but apparently it's true.
Here's a goodie from American Prospect.org:
Romney’s unfavorability is higher now than it’s been since the GOP primaries. Romney’s 40 percent favorability is the lowest mid-summer rating for a presidential nominee since 1948.The article says Romney isn't skillful enough to move between the tea party base and normal people. I would argue that Mitt isn't sure of himself. I also think he lacks fire in the belly. He doesn't have any real reasons to win, other than to stroke his ego and keep the powerful empowered.
Cain, Palin, Newt and Ron Paul have been ousted from the republican convention, so that Mitt can try to appeal to the rest of the nation.
Romney is also being pressed to pick Paul Ryan as his running mate. For the record, I think that's who he's going to pick. Romney's got all of his wannabe surrogates out there -- Portman, Pawlenty... but Paul Ryan is behind the scenes preparing. Democrats will rip Ryan apart, but he would be the best choice for Mitt, cause he's not wishy washy.
If you're trying to learn about Mormonism, which Romney doesn't discuss much, here's an interesting read in the New Yorker.