Romney is probably thinking that Obama will turn off voters by himself, and that Romney can ride it out until the convention, and then attack during the debates. I'm afraid that Romney might fall too far behind because he will underestimate the ruthlessness of Obama's team.
Romney needs to make Obama the story now, not let Obama make Romney the story with innuendos, lies, and mis-reporting the news.
"Romney needs to make Obama the story now, not let Obama make Romney the story with innuendos, lies, and mis-reporting the news."
And he hasn't done very much to distinguish himself from Obama- it should be easy, really: Obama is the most leftwing president our country has seen in modern times. The whole argument behind Romney being the nominee- to the Establishment at least- was that he would appeal to moderate voters (and that was what Axelrude & Co. feared in him the most).
But if Romney wants to be the guy in the "middle", simple being passive and neutral is not the way to convince most people (if it was, he would be way ahead by now). Instead, he needs to point out how far Obama is trying to push this country to the left with his policies- against its will. If Obama is viewed as the candidate who is way too far to the left (which of course he is), there's only one place for voters to go...