It was troubling in the midst of the GOP primaries to hear Romney supporters plead that Romney would work to do better in speeches and debates. It was troubling because the man has been running for president since at least halfway through his 2003 to 2007 term as the governor of Massachusetts. The question really is: Will he be ready for his close-up?
Yes. Romney will be ready and he will do a great job. If anything, Romney is a man who rises to the challenge. His message and writing teams are finally settled and synched to his personality and programs. When Romney makes the case Thursday night that Barack Obama is a nice guy, but not up to the job, he will do so standing in the center of the greatest stage of campaign.