Romney changes messaging seven weeks from election

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is overhauling his campaign's messaging strategy less than two months before the election.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is overhauling his campaign's messaging strategy less than two months before the election.

“The timing is right at this moment to reinforce the specifics, more specifics about the Romney plan for a stronger middle class,” Ed Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman and adviser to the nominee, told reporters during a Monday conference call.

No specific policies were disclosed during the call and Gillespie declined to say if this newfound transparency would lead to Romney discussing what loopholes and deductions he would eliminate as part of his tax plan.

The Washington Post's Ezra Klein said the change in strategy indicates that the Romney campaign “is in trouble.” The polls aren't very hopeful, either.

Political scientist James Campbell rounded up 13 of the most credible indicators to predict the election outcome: Romney trails in eight of them.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in

Would you like to post a comment?

Please Sign in or register.