Politics & Policy

Is Mitt Romney Playing It Too Safe?

The New York Times asks whether Mitt Romney is playing it too cool, compared to his rivals:

WASHINGTON — Tim Pawlenty forged ahead on an 18-city tour across Iowa, a dawn-to-dusk schedule of courting voters. Michele Bachmann released a new television ad warning against raising the nation’s debt limit. And Gov. Rick Perry of Texas inched even closer to entering the presidential race, inviting top-shelf donors to Austin.

But where was Mitt Romney?

He arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday, getting about as far away from the budget debate in Washington — and the rest of his Republican rivals — as he could. A brief afternoon stop at a forlorn strip mall in the San Fernando Valley, where he lobbed a long-distance critique of President Obama’s economic policy, served as his sole public appearance of the week. 

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