Mike Crowley points out Romney is enjoying a mini surge in the polls at the very point his campaign disappears from widespread public consciousness. I fancy these things may be connected. Familiarity breeds contempt and it does so faster in the era of ceaseless chatter and blather in the 24-hour news-cycle. It's a rare politician indeed who does not discover that his or her half-life is shorter than was the case for their counterparts in generations past.
David Frum, meanwhile, has a delicious little post on how Romney manages to lie and get away with it.