Very effective. Romney appears to be a much better candidate than McCain - at least so far. Without Palin on the ticket, McCain probably wouldn’t even have been competitive at all.
I’m on a liberal site right now arguing what I expect this go round. I make it clear that I will not vote for Romney nor obama, but Romney is a pit bull that will not give Obama a free pass as McCain did.
I mentioned that Romney has been pretty well vetted in the primary process, and that Obama’s vetting by an opponent is just beginning, and he may want to review what happened to Cain to get a glimpse of the future.
"my advice to Mr. Romney is this: Since the evidence indicates that you lack the skills to simulate what you're not, you should stick to typecasting and go with what youve got and who you are. Its not just your best option, sir, its your only one.
I think Romney would have beat Obama in 2008 esp with the economy crisis we had, but more importantly from the debating stand point. McCain was terrible.
This is what I've thought all along. McCain was so incredibly inept as a candidate--worse than Dole, if that's possible. When Romney is on his game, he can be very effective politically.