Writing in the Wall Street Journal today, Karl Rove argues that Mitt Romney’s current position essentially tied in national polling is a positive sign for his prospects in the fall. For his full analysis, click through, but here is Rove’s appraisal of Romney’s deliberate pace in making his “first presidential decision:”
Mr. Obama’s numbers are driven by the bad economy, so there’s little he can do. And those who strongly disapprove of his handling of the economy vastly outnumber those who strongly approve. Mr. Romney’s task is less difficult: Voters are asking if he is too rich to care about ordinary people, has a real economic plan that makes sense, and is both strong and presidential enough. That’s why Team Romney appears focused on making certain his first presidential decision—picking a running mate—is done right and rolled out properly.