With Mitt Romney’s status as the Republican presidential frontrunner all but certain, the candidate has seemingly changed tactics on the campaign trail. One of those changes seems to be no more questions from voters. That detail comes from this report in The Washington Post by Philip Rucker.
The salient portion reads (emphasis added):
Mitt Romney answered his last question from a voter three weeks ago, and just about every day since then, he has swept through towns across America like a whistling train conductor proclaiming, “All aboard.”
Out are 55-minute town hall meetings. In are 15-minute stump speeches at buffed-up rallies. There are rope lines and hot lights, giant flags and Secret Service agents with wires in their ears. The objective: appear presidential, avoid gaffes and convince Republicans that they have no reasonable option left but to rally around Romney’s winning candidacy.
We’ve seen Romney dodge questions before. Remember last summer when he was MIA on the debt ceiling debate? It remains to be seen how not answering questions will translate to a candidate appearing presidential to the electorate.