Elspeth Reeve has a must-read article on Atlantic Wire:
On July 4, The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board complained that Romney is running on his biography, and that “candidates who live by biography typically lose by it. See President John Kerry.” The Journal complained about this strategy back in January, too, as did The Weekly Standard’s Fred Barnes, who wrote, “As things stand, [Romney's] overriding issue is himself. He’ll revive the economy. Why? Because he says he will.” The Journal blames Romney’s “insular” staff. But it’s likely that running on his biography is Romney’s own idea.
The Obama campaign are brilliantly turning Romey’s main thrust back against him. His main thrust is that only he knows how to revive the economy, although he isn’t telling us how. He has the experience. But the experience is Bain Capital, built to a large degree on outsourcing work to other countries. While Obama pumped money into General Motors to keep jobs in the States.
The latest Obama ad is particularly brilliant on this count:Tweet