I think that’s about the best speech that Romney can give and by far the best I’ve seenfrom Romney . He found the range on the whole “fairness” thing. It also comes across pretty authentic-seeming. You can believe that Romney believes his optimism/business class meritocracy (as distinct from Obama crony capitalist)/economic growth/rising living standards stuff. Romney’s speechwriter or speechwriters deserve a lot of credit and Romney too.
One small quibble. the stuff on Greek columns was small and unfortunate. It isn’t even good at being cynical politics. If you remember and resent that Obama had Greek columns at his Democratic National Convention speech, then you already aren’t voting for Obama. If you don’t remember the Greek columns, Romney’s speech momentarily became a little harder to follow.