Before going any further with this post, it would probably be a good idea to point out that Mitt Romney currently trails President Obama by less than 1 point in the Real Clear Politics polling average and that – even after the whole chair thing – he’s likely to get some kind of post-convention bump in the next few days. In other words, Romney will probably be ahead when the Democratic convention opens next Tuesday. And even though Obama will probably then get a bump of his own, Romney figures to be tied or within striking distance as the general election phase formally begins.
All of this is a long way of saying: We may end up looking back at this election and realizing there was nothing Romney and his team could have done to lose it.
That said, wow – they sure do have a knack for making a mess of things that should be impossible to screw up.
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