Experts: Mitt Romney must maintain ‘energy’ to win

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By Hillary Chabot | The Boston Herald | October 5, 2012

Mitt Romney must stay on the attack and maintain his want-it-more hustle for the presidency if he wants to translate Wednesday night’s stunning debate performance into a game-changing swing-state boost and a groundswell of momentum that could sweep him into the Oval Office, said political strategists and observers.

“He’s got to remain visible and show a lot of energy,” said Tom Rath, one of Romney’s New Hampshire strategists. “Every candidate sooner or later must demonstrate that they could step in as president, and for the large part Romney passed that test.”

Romney, who hammered President Obama on sluggish job growth and the economy during their first faceoff, could have a chance to step up his attacks today as a new jobs report comes out. The unemployment rate has hovered at a dismal 8.1 percent. Read More

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