. a distinct mood had settled in -- that the competitive part of the election was over, and that the GOP challenger, Mitt Romney was toast."
The Sense Of An Ending For Mitt Romney: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Sept. 28
Jason Linkins and
This week, the frenzied activity of the campaign trail seems to hit a caesura, of sorts, perhaps because now that we're at, or near, a halfway point between the party conventions and Election Day, with a quartet of looming debates set to begin Wednesday. So, the world of politics took a bit of a pause. We railed against replacement refs, atoned for whatever we said in the heat of that railing, and took a moment to catch our breath. And what we couldn't help but notice was that in this brief intermission, a distinct mood had settled in -- that the competitive part of the election was over, and that the GOP challenger, Mitt Romney, was toast.