No need to recite the specifics--but every one of them is a failure.
...given that there’s no good reason whatever for Obama to be leading, one can only presume that Romney’s strategy in July and now in August is not working.
IOW, Romney either does a "man up" to his campaign--talking about the ideology--or he slowly becomes another John McPain.
I quibble with K-hammer's worry about the election; Romney's behind because nobody's paying attention to the election now. They never have. The focus begins in early October. Secondly, Obozo has inertia on his side--for the time being. He IS the President, he seems to be a nice guy, and yes, the MFM has done their kneepad-best.
Nonetheless, Ryan has a lot to do here--and maybe Romney realizes that "the economy" ain't gonna make it; that there is a real, tangible, and very meaningful cultural/ideological divide which must be addressed. Romney can win that battle, and Ryan will be his C-in-C in that effort.