Romney’s Hollow Campaign

Feb 3 2012 @ 1:00pm

Karl Rove prods the former governor to be "bolder in his prescriptions." Fred Barnes worries that many of Romney's lines on the stump are "essentially meaningless": 

Romney has an unsolved issue problem: He needs a big issue or vision to give purpose and a framework to his campaign.  As things stand, his overriding issue is himself. He’ll revive the economy. Why? Because he says he will. That won’t cut against Obama. "My vision for free enterprise is to return entrepreneurship to the genius and creativity of the American people," Romney said in his victory speech. Fine, but how will he do that? He didn’t say.  

Along the same lines, John McCormack is disappointed that Romney has distanced himself from serious entitlement reform. Meanwhile, Jennifer Rubin wants conservative critics to "chill."