Sorry Mr Barone, you need to quit the mouth-piece-for-Romney bit. We conservatives see the real Mit and aren't buying. Romney can't compete with Obama for the moderate vote because he is the same as Obama, only less believable and less charismatic. RomneyCare was the blueprint for ObamaCare so no push there. Obama can hang Wall Street around Romney's neck like an anchor so no push on the Romney for Plumber Joe fornt either. Romney is such a RINO that McCain is a little speck in the rear-view mirror, and McCain could count on the Veteran vote, which Romney can't (see Wall Street again). He will not, can not inspire the conservative base of the Republican party and, while they won't vote for Obama, they just won't vote.