Can anything slow the Romney sales momentum? Certainly not the VP debate, a sideshow after the main infomercial has done its work. The get-out-the-vote ground game? The slow drip of debunking the phony Mittamathetics behind the candidate’s tax proposals? Some magical combination of all of the above?
Not likely, but if there is hope, it lies in what the remaining 24 days and he himself will reveal about the newly launched Mitt Romney, Man of the People.
Today his campaign is backing away from an egregious exaggeration about his relationship with the Navy Seal who died in the Libyan riots after the man’s mother complained, "I don't trust Romney. He shouldn't make my son's death part of his political agenda. It's wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama."
The President will have two more debates to do what he should have done last Wednesday, unmask the newly created Etch-a-Sketch that is flooding the market.
Meanwhile, Obama’s best hope is in the exposure that Romney is enjoying now.
“I’m overwhelmed by the number of people here,” he tells a crowd of the newly converted in Ohio. If he just keeps riding that crest of exuberance and talking from what passes as his heart, all is not lost.