Guy Benson

In advance of tonight's main event, Team Romney has produced a web video hammering and personalizing President Obama's recent formulation that the economy is experiencing "bumps in the road" to recovery:

Pretty boilerplate stuff, but noteworthy for its hard focus on the incumbent -- a tactic from which some other possible challengers have shied away thus far.  Speaking of pulling punches, Hot Air's Tina Korbe reports that Tim Pawlenty is leaning against dropping his newly-coined "Obamneycare" bomb during tonight's debate.  A courteous homage to Reagan's eleventh commandment, or a self-defeating show of restraint from a candidate polling in the low single digits?

Guy Benson

Guy Benson is's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).

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