I have the feeling that the Romney camp thought the bad economy was going to do their work for them. It still might, but it beggars the imagination that the Romney campaign was not immediately ready to counter Bain-related attacks and did not have several years of tax returns released - and did not have all of Romney's money out of foreign bank accounts years ago.
IMO they got soft due to Romney's overwhelming money advantage in the primary. He doesn't have that now. Now he is against an opponent who will go even lower with the negative attacks than Romney did - and Romney does not seem prepared in advance to counter that.
I thought I read he had outraised Zero for the last couple of months, plus I read a big Pubby Super Pac had raised over 3x the big Dem Super Pac in June. But he doesn't seem to be spending much.
He might feel it's unseemly to go after a Chicago thug and gangster posing as a Mormon thug and gangster. Also, I thought that's traditionally the VP candidate's job. Is Tony Soprano looking for work?
"The Republicans (aka GOP-e) have lost more elections over the last 80 years than theyve won ~ so, no, they dont know!"
As I count it they won 12 Presidential elections over the last 100 years vs. 13 for the 'rats. (Admittedly, my counting skills over 10 fingers may be off since I started in an urban public school.)