No candidate ever puts out in detail how he intends to go about implementing his programs and for good reason. The opposition will pick apart the details and turn a positive idea into a negative. This is the exact reason the media wants Romney to be more specific and he is smart to hold back on the details for now.
Remember Nixon and his “secret plan” to end the war” Now I certainly don't agree with the way we basically ran out of VN but during the campaign polls were heavily against further or ongoing involvement and Nixon played off that.
Deficits, jobs and the economy are today's top priorities and ALL polling I have seen shows Romney ahead in the ability to deal with them.
Reagan proved you win the independents by ignoring the stereotypes of Independents and ignoring the Left outright. Enunciate principles and put forward programs and goals from those principles. The independents are much more likely to come to a forthright principled Conservative stand than to a pander. People may claim they like and believe the things said in pandering but they understand underneath that it is pandering and their enthusiasm is be muted or/and they will vote the other way.