The Wall Street Journal slapped Romney around for his missteps concerning the Obamacare decision ("not a tax"... "no its a tax") and for his overall vagueness in his approach.
Here's Kristol's take:
“Adopting a prevent defense when it’s only the second quarter and you’re not even ahead is dubious enough as a strategy. But his campaign’s monomaniacal belief that it’s about the economy and only the economy, and that they need to keep telling us stupid voters that it’s only about the economy, has gone from being an annoying tick to a dangerous self-delusion.”
“What is his economic growth agenda? His deficit reform agenda? His health care reform agenda? His tax reform agenda? His replacement for Dodd-Frank? No need for any of that, I suppose the Romney campaign believes.”
But can Romney really afford to get specific? Wont that either outrage some of the conservative coalition or turn off moderate swing voters? But if he continues to be vague one can also expect the Obama machine will pounce on it too. Such choices...