Romney holds a fundamental advantage over President Obama in the November election: He controls his own destiny. Obama already has used up most of his best attack ads against Romney and is merely hoping that the economy doesn’t get any worse. He’s largely at the mercy of forces beyond his control now. Most voters have already made up their minds about him. But by picking a talented running mate and delivering a winning convention acceptance speech, Romney has the opportunity to convince the skeptics and redefine the election.
This blog continues the discussion that we began with Epic Journey: The 2008 Elections and American Politics (Rowman and Littlefield, 2009).The latest book in this series is Divided We Stand: The 2020 Elections and American Politics.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
At this point, nobody outside the Romney camp knows who the vp will be. But Josh Kraushaar concludes a piece on the veepstakes with a broader, more important insight:
Posted by Pitney at 4:16 PM
Labels: government, Obama, political science, Politics, Romney