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All of Mitt, why not take all of Mitt?

You cannot see his feet, but the pose suggests he may be flying.
Mitt Romney's convention started late, became best known for Clint Eastwood supposedly yelling at a chair, and helped the former governor a point or two in polls for less than a week.  Then the Democratic National Convention happened, and nothing has gone right for the Republican candidate for POTUS since.  It's been a bad few weeks, so the Romney campaign has decided to rethink their approach.  What they want to do now has been whittled down to two words, "More Mitt". 

However, people who have gotten to know the politician (as such) have historically come to think less of him over time.  Every opponent in each race he has run has come to disdain him. His statewide approval ratings by the end of his one term running Massachusetts were enough to convince him, and every other politico in the state, he had no shot at a second sitting.  His personal popularity within his party during the recent presidential primaries also dipped as time went on.

It doesn't look like he's poised to buck this trend, either.  Not only do people not like him as much as they like the president, they don't think he's as tough.  Most believe Obama would win in a fist fight with Romney.  Even more think Barrack would do a better job than Mitt of repelling an alien invasion.  Also, only a few people think the former governor deserves credit for killing Osama bin Laden.  No poll shows any positive movement on these matters, either--except maybe the last one.  These things clearly matter in a prospective commander in chief, especially an otherwise unpopular one.

Whatever people think of Mitt Romney's intellect or prowess as a CEO, very few actually like the guy, and exposing a larger number of potential voters to him on a more regular basis may be detrimental to his interests.  So, how might 'More Mitt' work?

Perhaps if Romney's campaign simply released photos showing more Mitt, head to toe.   Exhibiting the candidate as a model-like-man (as well as a talking head) might humanize him a bit.  Besides, something makes Mitt Romney think he would be a good Commander in Chief.  Who knows? Maybe it's his shoes.


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