The Republican presidential candidate will need to deliver a speech that finally connects with ordinary Americans.
Tonight, when Mitt Romney accepts the Republican Party’s nomination for president, his prime-time speech will afford him a once-in-a-campaign opportunity to connect simultaneously with millions of voters.
He has yet to spark the magical connection so necessary to invigorate an electorate, mostly because voters don’t think he “gets” them. Romney fails to come across as “of the people,” a deficiency he’ll need to correct by demonstrating he understands the difficulties challenging the middle class. Unless he conveys empathy, voters will not believe his plans for America are theirs, too. So far, Romney has missed the mark.