Here is his new ad focusing on the jihadist threat. After the “apparently” and “ask the lawyers” debate it is a good idea to try to beef up his image as tough on terrorism and national security. He starts with the handicaps of lacking foreign policy experience in a post 9-11 election and running against two pugnacious “tough guys” and one “sober and serious” ex-Senator(whose answers on foreign policy in the debate were among his best). Romney is smart and says the right things, but the question is whether he can convince voters that he is resolute and savvy enough to deal with our foes. It would help perhaps if he got some high profile military and foreign policy gurus on board (McCain and Rudy may have cornered the market though). For now it is a good ad although I wonder if he doesn’t look a bit too much like a suburban dad out front on a Saturday morning rather than a future commander in chief.
UPDATE: Romney also writes a letter to the Wall Street Journal in response to their “eghad” op-ed to clarify his debate remarks. Funny, someone suggested that such a comment would have helped immediately after the debate.