John Heilemann on NOW with Alex Wagner: Is Romney Fixable?


Mitt Romney has been criticized recently for alienating female voters, blue-collar voters, and Latino voters, which has made him a weaker candidate overall, says our own John Heilemann on NOW with Alex Wagner today. He goes on to note that the candidate could fix some of his issues if he could just charm America with a charismatic, compelling, non-robotic speech. “He goes out every Tuesday and gets to speak to a national audience,” but doesn’t take advantage of the national stage the way candidate Obama and Hillary Clinton did in 2008, Heilemann said. “They were setting themselves up thematically for what would happen if they became the nominee. Mitt Romney has given one good election night speech in New Hampshire, and ever since then these speeches are tactical and themeless and aren’t doing anything.”