Back in July, Mitt Romney went on an overseas trip to three U.S. allies. The trip was, to put it mildly, not one of his better moments. Within a day of landing in Britain, he’d managed irritate both the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London, along with a great many Britons. In Israel, he managed to not only irritate the local press, he also blew off a meeting with the leader of the main opposition party. In Poland, one of his staff was … rude … to the press. It was not a great start for him on the international stage. Instead of showing himself prepared to be a world leader, instead it inspired a new term: Romneyshambles. I was reminded of that watching the final debate on Monday night
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The Presidential debate is on October 3’rd, and Scott Erb has a good breakdown of what each candidate needs to accomplish in the debate, as well as what pitfalls could await them. While Romney is behind in the polls, some show a tightening of the race this week, although as Smartypants points out, national vote percentages don’t translate into Electoral College votes. While Romney has had, by any measure, a very bad month, he can use his performance in the debates to help him turn it around. Today, I saw some results from Pew Research which tells me he has a very hard road ahead to do it.