Joe Scarborough - a smart conservative - says Romney is going to have to be much more specific, especially about his tax plan. He says he wants to cut all rates, spend more on defense and balance the budget by closing loopholes, and now, according to Scarborough, he's going to have to say which loopholes he's talking about. Romney's problem there is that the only way the numbers work is if he closes the mortgage interest deduction, the tuition credit, the health care expense credit, and basically all the "loopholes" that the middle class normally uses. And then you find that his plan raises taxes on the middle class, cuts them dramatically for the extreme-upper class, and is totally unacceptable to Americans. If you think his polling is bad now, wait until you see what that would do. He can't tell the truth. That's suicide.
To make things even worse, his electoral map is almost impossible. He's given up on Michigan and Pennsylvania. Now he has to win almost all the contestable states to win the election. He can't possibly do that.
Now do you see why I keep telling you conservatives that you nominated the wrong guy? He's trying to win the Presidency with the same tactics that you use in a private equity buyout. Tell them as little as possible and hope that they'll take whatever you give them. That's not a strategy to become President.
Oh, well, it doesn't matter that much anyway. He never really cared anything about doing the job, he just wanted to win the job.