"Listening to this "kinder and gentler" Romney, two questions came to mind. Was all this a tactical ploy to sway undecided voters? Or was this the candidate's declaration of independence from his neo-conservative advisers (three-quarters of whom are George W. Bush alumni)? Since Romney has also selectively veered away from many of his other "severely Conservative" views during the last few weeks of the campaign, I tend to believe that it is more of a crass tactical move than an assertion of independence."
"The Conventions ended with both party's delegates and activists energized and ready to work. It that sense, both meetings were a success. There are now less than two months to go before the election. It will be hectic, heated, and more partisan than usual....On to November."