There is major, major trouble in the focus and direction of the Romney Campaign in Boston. Remember, Mitt Romney's sole claim on the presidency was that he was the one person with the business experience to turn the economy around. The bet was that the slow economy would make the election a referendum on President Obama's economic stewardship. Well, the entire premise of his campaign has now come to bust, and they are now looking for a new argument:
Romney and — particularly — his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, have spent a week road-testing alternatives, going positive and going negative, swinging at the president on everything from faith to foreign policy. The new efforts mark a shift from a summer of fruitless discipline and a convention in which attempts to present a friendly, moderate tone trumped any policy substance. And campaign planners said their moves mark a new campaign consensus.
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