But, here, without prejudice, are some reasons for all of us to take a collective deep breath and not commence with a debate about whether Bob Zoellick or Richard Haass is going to be Mitt Romney’s secretary of state:
- Romney hasn’t made too many blatant, news-cycle-driving mistakes lately, and he is sort of due.
- There are some congressional and real-world moments coming up which will give Democrats a chance to push Romney to the right.
- The publicity given large conservative campaign contributions might finally be inspiring more giving from liberal millionaires.
- What’s going on in the battleground states now, politically and economically, isn’t nearly as bad for the incumbent as the national politico-media echo chamber would have you believe.
- Romney hasn’t solved his Hispanic problem yet.
- Cayman Islands and Swiss banks.
- The Supreme Court might somehow give the White House a game-changing boost.
- The President is still well liked and highly competitive.
- The Democrats still have more paths to 270 electoral votes.