Romney is benefitting from the scurrilous e-mails attacks on his faith (don’t try and push McCain around, plus the bigots’ push gives the Arizona senator a chance to supercharge religious minorities with a stirring denunciation of this vile bigotry) and from the centrality of Michigan and Colorado where the former Massachusetts governor is very popular.
Pawlenty has the great advantage of being acceptable to everyone.
Either is a great choice that builds on the momentum of the past month.
Plus, whispers from my Dem friends about the Obama collapse. They know he’ll give a great acceptance speech (but what if he doesn’t?) but untethered to the prompter, his ums and ahhs have begun to be noticed far and wide.