Romney's unfavorable percentage is ticking ever upward, largely, it seems, because independents are starting to comprehend that Mitt Romney is a bumbling, brooding, hypersecretive conniver with unscrupulous inhuman tendencies, even for a sociopath; in short, an incompetent Richard Nixon.
That's the good news. Now, for the really delicious stuff:
The numbers could increase pressure on Romney to find a way to connect personally with voters at the Republican National Convention later this month.
Yes, that's just what Mitt Romney needs: a second chance.
Let's see, how many will that make?
The political press is required by imaginary statute (the "Journalism 101 Act") to write such remarkable drivel as, "The numbers could increase pressure on Romney to find a way to connect personally with voters," notwithstanding the repeatedly, now conclusively demonstrated fact of political life that Mitt Romney will never connect personally with voters.
More entertainingly profitable to imagine, then, are those wearied, probably straw-drawing and no doubt daily campaign staff meetings in which some vastly unlucky member is chosen to tell Mitt that he must ... etc. etc.
But, I suppose as long as their paychecks don't bounce ...