What happened to the optimism of 2008? Chris Cillizza writes that Gov. Romney may have lost his sunny disposition:
In a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars today in San Antonio, Texas, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney painted a decidedly dark portrait of the current state of the country at home and abroad.
“We stand near the threshold of profound economic misery,” said Romney. “Four more years on the same political path could prove disastrous.”
At another point in the speech, Romney said: “Today we are united not only by our faith in America. We are united also by our concern for America.”
On foreign policy, Romney cited a “near-nuclear Iran…an unstable Pakistan… [and] a delusional North Korea” as evidence that “the world is not becoming safer.”
So, how will this play with American voters? Read what Chris thinks here.