A conservative political scientist and presidential election
analyst does not believe three nights of attacks from the
Democratic National Convention will blunt Mitt Romney's
With the Republican National Convention behind him, Mitt Romney
has entered the campaign stretch aiming to convince those
disappointed with President Barack Obama that the Democrat is to
blame for a stagnant economy that only a new president can fix
Accepting the Republican nomination last week, Romney claimed
that since the best day Obama has given voters was the day they
voted for him, there is something wrong with the job the Democrat
Now the president's party takes center stage with their
convention in Charlotte.
But Dr. Charles W. Dunn of Regent University
believes Romney can withstand the onslaught that is likely to come
out of that event.
"The Obama campaign has thrown millions and millions … of
dollars into a vitriolic, hostile, negative advertising campaign
against Mitt Romney," the professor observes. "They've made him out
as the ultimate boogieman."
Even so, Romney has kept the race tight. And since the Democrats
"don't have a positive record to stand on," Dunn says, "They're
going to have to continue down that negative attack line."
He believes that negativity will directly contrast the positive
picture that came out of the Republican convention, making it
difficult for those Democratic attacks to stick.