McKinnon not sure Romney campaign can bounce back

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With just two weeks to go until the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney needs to turn his campaign around from the brink of disaster — stat.

Former Bush-aide and a proud Republican, Mark McKinnon, sounded the alarm bells in his latest piece for The Daily Beast. After the 47 percent tape surfaced, he’s not sure how Romney can revive his campaign that appears to be on life-support after a series of missteps.

Mitt Romney is running out of time, and voters like me are running out of patience. I’ve been giving Romney the benefit of the doubt, assuming that at some point during this campaign he would reveal some things about himself that would give me some insight into who he really is and what drives him. And that I would be compelled to support him. 

But, now I honestly don’t know what Romney can do to win support from the voters he needs to gain a majority. I thought the debates would be an opportunity, but he has dug his hole so deeply now, I don’t know if he can pull himself out. Does he get up and say, “I was just kidding. I don’t see half of America as victims. I just needed to raise some money, and I got a little carried away talking to the 1 percent.”

I loved Michelle Obama’s line in her speech: “A presidency reveals who you are.”

So do campaigns.

And mark me down as one Republican not happy with what is being revealed about Mitt Romney.

How can Team Romney recover from the recent setbacks? Weigh in now.

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McKinnon not sure Romney campaign can bounce back

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