I must say as someone who has never either supported, or even cared for, Romney all that much thus far his campaign has been very good. There doesn't seem to be any grudges or pushback against those of us who did not want to see him win and he has been very aggressive in his campaigning against President Obama.
Romney went nuclear over and over against his fellow Republicans and my hope was he would be willing to do the same against the President and so far so good. He's hammering on this issues and it has helped that Obama's campaign has completely bungled the Bain Capital attacks - exposed by Cory Booker, Deval Patrick, and President Clinton. What was exposed was the Obama campaigns complete and utter ignorance to what private equity companies do and that frankly everyone thinks we need them. Republican or Democrat. They are fighting, responding to every attack, and most importantly they are fighting back. I worried that Mitt's spine didn't have enough steel but so far so good.
We still have a ways to go, but I'm feeling much more comfortable day by day with Mitt Romney. A key moment for me is who he selects with his VP pick. I don't want him to shy away from being bold. Senator Tom Coburn was my top seed, but his rebuke by the Senate Ethics committee over the Ensign affair probably ends that. Senator Jim DeMint remains, to me, his best choice of ensuring that we are all included in his campaign. It will ruffle some feathers, especially among fellow senators who he worked to defeat in primaries. That gesture, however, would bring so many of the tea party and constitutional conservatives over to his side. DeMint even has his friends in the Ron Paul camp.
As Rush Limbaugh said the other day, "I'm telling you. This is not the McCain campaign."