Romney tests Tampa momentum; Democrats hope to blunt it in Charlotte

Credit: CNN

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) — Mitt Romney departed Tampa, Florida, on Friday hoping to ride any momentum he had built up over the past week as he makes the final turn into the November election.

Romney’s acceptance address won’t go down as often quoted but it got the job done. He introduced his version of himself to America after months of his persona being defined by President Barack Obama’s campaign and allies. He and running mate Paul Ryan tried to plant a seed of doubt about the next four years of an Obama administration. They didn’t offer much in the way of specifics about how a Romney administration would shift the sluggish economy into a higher gear but had plenty of reasons why Obama’s administration hasn’t.

Even Romney’s advisers weren’t predicting a slingshot out of the convention, but they didn’t sound as if they were expecting one.

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