Ford O’Connell At Politico’s Arena: Romney In A Defensive Crouch?

Thanks to significant advantages in fundraising, organizing and general campaign discipline, Mitt Romney is still the odds-on favorite to win the GOP presidential nomination next year. But Gingrich could conceivably pull it out.

Gingrich’s sizeable polling leads in Iowa, South Carolina and Florida coupled with Romney’s declining popularity among GOP primary voters should be a troubling sign for Team Romney. What Team Romney needs to understand is that GOP voters are looking for a fighter who will keep one eye on the economy and one eye on government reform, not a candidate who is just better than Obama on paper.

Read more from Ford O’Connell at Politico’s “The Arena”

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