The debate: Who is this guy?

Romney's policy vulnerabilities

Mitt Romney
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DENVER, COLO. — Tomorrow night, the extent to which Mitt Romney's policy vulnerabilities are plucked at by the moderator and Barack Obama may depend on whether the media gets over its obsession with Romney's relatively unknowable inner essence. The two are, of course, related.

1. So what's he going to do? He has a five-point plan to revive the economy that he cannot pay for using any mathematical system available to homo sapiens. He has given conflicting signals on how much of ObamaCare he'll keep and how much he'll throw away. He has no answer about how he might deal with a Democratic Senate. Specifically, he will be pressed to describe which tax breaks he'll have to get rid of in order to move his plan toward revenue neutrality. Romney has avoided this question because he rightly wants to keep these options for use in negotiations with Congress if he becomes president, but to many ears, a "secret plan" is no plan at all.

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