It appears that the Romney campaign's woeful mishandling of the Obamacare issue in the last week has awakened the conservative punditry. Kristol seems to bemoan Romney as a one trick pony; the economy.
I see it as a more serious problem than that. The campaign seems dreadfully cautious and tentative. Scott Walker's "go big and go bold" seems to have fallen on deaf ears. The Wall Street Journal put it this way this morning:
The Romney campaign thinks it can play it safe and coast to the White House by saying the economy stinks and it's Mr. Obama's fault. We're on its email list and the main daily message from the campaign is that "Obama isn't working." Thanks, guys, but Americans already know that. What they want to hear from the challenger is some understanding of why the President's policies aren't working and how Mr. Romney's policies will do better.
"Coast" is a good work to describe this campaign. Thus far this campaign appears even safer the the McCain campaign. This is puzzling and deeply disappointing.