Benjamin Zycher comments: “An interesting question for which I have only an imperfect answer at best: Why did the Obama campaign believe that their months of demonization would work when inevitably the real Romney would emerge at the debates or sooner? Especially because, unlike Senator McCain in 2008, Romney always was going to have the resources to run a formidable campaign. Anyone who watched the Republican primary debates could see that Romney above all is a man of supreme decency, integrity, and modesty. My sense is that the Obama campaign, in a way quite similar to his White House, reflects the man: It is populated with attack dogs highly skilled at tactical maneuvering and disingenuousness, but with little strategic foresight.”