Romney was a far more powerful man than any president back when he ran his private equity group. Maybe now he just wants to be seen. Regarding his campaign, I think he's being very honest about himself and his plans, which is causing him to be flayed alive by the press. He's supposed to lie more if he wants to get elected. The media is really tearing him apart right now for publicly "giving the game away" and for sticking to issues that he thinks are important. This is creating the false perception that the press is left-wing liberal, when the press doesn't really give a crap either way. President Obama, by contrast, says very little. He does not wish to either lie or tell the truth, so he keeps his mouth shut. Romney's a Mormon, so he has had to leave religion out of his campaign, which is usually a good distraction for the American people. With religion off the table as a topic of debate, Romney does not have much of a chance. In fact the only unfair attack Romney has made on Obama is that he said Obama is not hard enough on the Middle East. In my mind, Obama is being extremely hard on the Middle East. He says nice things and then he kicks each country there in the groin. I guess what Romney means to say is that Obama does not TALK tough enough against the Middle East.