The Architect puts a positive gloss on Boston’s August in his weekly Wall Street Journal column, and has this advice for Romney’s convention acceptance speech:
Among other things, Mr. Romney should talk about his father’s modest upbringing, his wife’s illness, and his wealth. Americans know nothing about the first, little about the second, and (courtesy of Team Obama) much about the third. Mr. Romney can show more of his personal side, which would reveal a man of enormous decency and good character.
My sense is that Romney is so busy fundraising that he might not be preparing enough for this big moment. He has never in his life given the type of speech he needs to deliver in Tampa. Given the singular nature of this platform in the race, if he pulls it off, it will be as surprising as it is central to his chances.