that both the Bain and tax return issues were entirely predictable and in fact predicted.

No sense piling on, but remaining silent might be worse.

Defenses of Bain which worked in the primaries — you hate capitalism — don’t necessarily work in the general.  Show why Bain was a positive force, and don’t get trapped in this silly argument over when Romney retired.

As to tax returns, why are we even in this position in mid-July? This reminds me of late December and late-March.  I’m not sure if it’s too late to change course; it might be, but it’s frustrating that what should have been a non-issue is issue no. 1 for Obama advertising.

For heaven’s sake, the Romney campaign should have been better prepared for this.

Get your act together, please.