You gotta wonder, has Willard given up already? Judging from the tone of the Republican National Convention, where it seemed people were as loathe to actually talk about Romney as they were George W. Bush, and judging by Mitt’s activities since the convention, it sure seems like he’s concluded he’s not going to win.
I am genuinely beginning to wonder if Mitt Romney hasn't already decided he's not going to win. It's dangerous to be cocky or complacent about the upcoming election, but the whole Republican convention had me flummoxed on so many levels. In all the years I've watched conventions, I've never seen less focus on a candidate and more aspirational speeches for consideration for the next election from the proxies.
And as Rachel points out, Mitt's choices after the convention was to really ride the mehmentum by not scheduling any events over the Labor Day weekend. After telling his press pool to stand down, he called them back up again to give them the photo op of watching him pilot his boat in a New Hampshire lake as Ann and other family raced around on jet-skis. The reason? Mitt needed to prepare for his October debate. On a boat. With jet-skis racing around him. Here's a tip for the Mittster: the press isn't going to give you positive coverage when you treat them like that.