Peggy Noonan in Wall Street Journal on Romney's "rolling calamity" "The Romney campaign has to get turned around," Noonan writes. "This week I called it incompetent, but only because I was being polite. I really meant 'rolling calamity'." What Romney needs is to realize the candidate cannot also be the CEO. He has to learn to trust others. "Mitt Romney needs to get his head screwed on right in this area."
David Brooks in The New York Times on nurturing grandiosity "Prosperity is often driven by small enclaves of extraordinary individuals that build new industries and amass large fortunes." Using the example of SpaceX's Elon Musk, Brooks argues that grandiose people create jobs. "These driven, manic individuals are frequently unpleasant to be around. But, if your country is not attracting and nurturing them, you’re cooked."
Joel Kotkin in The Daily Beast on suburbs as the last swing territory Big cities go to Obama, and country areas go to Romney. But suburbs are split. Both minorities for Obama and affluent suburbanites for Romney live in the growing suburban metropolises. "[The] suburbs have evolved into a shapeless political lump, divided by income and race, cultural conflict, and regional rivalries."