The Obama campaign has released "an epic cinematic preview of Mitt Romney's 'convention re-invention'" titled "Do Over". The tongue in cheek video highlights the Romney campaign's own misgivings about the candidate that faces a 2-1 favorability deficit with the president and who's own advisors refer to him as," stiff, aloof and distant." In an interview today with NPR Romney's new national political director said, "as this convention progresses and America is introduced to Governor Romney and his family I think you are going to see people liking what they see and what they hear." This may be a good time to remind the Governor's new political director (this was his first radio interview) that Mitt has been running for President since February, 13th 2007.
Republican's made a strategic play when choosing Florida as the location for their national convention as their narrow path to victory almost completely disappears if they lose the state. The past few months have worn heavily on the Republican's relationships with two of the state's largest and most prized demographics - hispanics and seniors. For months the state's hispanic Senator Marco Rubio was considered a frontrunner for the VP spot but was passed over for Paul Ryan who's budget plan would privatize Medicare. If Republicans thought throwing a party in Florida would make up for bad public policy they were wrong. The latest poll shows Obama leading Romney in the Sunshine State 50% to 46% and right on cue the Romney camp says they can win without Florida. "Obviously Florida is very important to us but, there are other ways to 270." So even in the midst of a "do-over" the Romney camp finds a way to shake the proverbial etch-a-sketch.