Yesterday I wrote that Romney and Rove have realized that they don't have a chance in HELL of getting the President Obama voters, and traditionally strong Dem and swing voting groups. Their "break up with Obama" schtick failed miserably. Their outreach to minority groups failed, their outreach to women failed.
Based on the latest appearances by Romney: A conservative christian college in Iowa, with bused in christian school students, and then ANOTHER event in New Hampshire, which was most likely filled AGAIN with people from Mass. like last time (bain employees.) And the strange shifting of ad money and the "carpet bombing in ads" in states that Romney SHOULD be strong.. and now THIS tells me that they're going hard for the low info racist white voters, and the evangelicals. They are desperate now to shore up their base. The bazillionaires will probably vote for him, for financial reasons (stupidly, of course!) but they're having trouble with people who won't vote for either, or will vote for a write in. It's a bad sign when the republican candidate has stopped trying to get new voters this late in the game, and is relying on begging people to not stay home.
The problem with the nasty ass carpet bombing of ads, is that once you're considered the asshole, and unlikable, when you do negative things (even if people won't vote for your opponent,) it makes you more unlikable. the charm offensive didn't work. No one likes Romney.. so they figure if they can get their base to HATE or be more afraid of the President, they might have a chance.
Frankly, I'd love to hear the convos right now with the fat cat investors who have bankrolled that creepy phony. I think there are many many angry calls with them saying that they're ready to pull their money from him, as he's no longer a good investment.