Ok, so I finally had to check (not kidding):
David Frum makes a good point – from the moderate right:
By acceding to that pressure (…) Romney has transformed a campaign about jobs and growth into a campaign about entitlements and Medicare. Romney will now have to spend the next months explaining how and why shrinking Medicare after 2023 will create prosperity in 2013. Economic conditions are so tough—the Obama reelection proposition is so weak—that Romney may win anyway. But wow, the job just got harder.
Full column here.
The NH editor that endorsed the not-Romney GOP candidate this week had the following reasoning:
“I think — and this is crazy, but so are we — that Gingrich is going to have a better time in the general election than Mitt Romney,” publisher Joe McQuaid told FOX News. “I think it’s going to be Obama’s 99% versus the 1%, and Romney sort of represents the 1%.”
If this really sticks as the framing for the 2012 General Elections – then kudos to Occupy Wall Street.