Published on October 8th, 20120
Princella D. Smith: Romney is peaking at the right time
In a very real sense, American voters are like the coach of a sports team, and Governor Mitt Romney is that player who has to prove to the coach that he was worth being put into the game. At the end of the day, the American voters — much like a sports coach — want to win. They want to win in the game of life. They want a winning economy and strong national security with a winning American military.
I admit to not being a Romney supporter during the primary. I heavily favored my former boss, former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich. In the end, Romney convinced voters in the Republican primary to put him in the game for the regular campaign season. He beat his own “teammates” in the Republican primary by running the most efficient campaign. After years of trying to get the Republican nomination, the “coach” finally put Romney in the game.
However, Romney’s performance during the general campaign has been anything but the best. He committed several gaffes and embarrassing missteps. As the summer faded and September ended, many voters who wanted a change from the past four years of rising unemployment and an ever-tanking economy had not been convinced that Romney could do anything to fix it. President Barack Obama moved up in the polls while Romney continued to sink.