Politics: New Romney ad: Maintain America as the hope of the Earth

Published by: Dan Calabrese on Tuesday October 23rd, 2012

Dan Calabrese

By DAN CALABRESE - Laying it right out.

One of the things Romney is really good at is honing in on his core proposition. Why should you get rid of Obama and elect him? In one minute, here's why:

And keep in mind, this is a clip from a live TV debate, so it's not like he had unlimited takes to deliver it effectively. He got one shot, and this is what he came up with. It's powerful stuff, and the problem for Obama is that he can rail all he wants against what he thinks the effects of Romney's policies would be. But all Romney has to do is point out what the effects of Obama's policies already are, and there's not much Obama can say. Too, there's not much an undecided voter can find in the Obama record to prevent him or her from ultimately breaking for the challenger, which is what it seems more and more of them are doing every day.

Not that they were helping him, but there are no more debates to save Obama now. What does he have left to stem Romney's momentum? You tell me. I can think of nothing.