Romney overcame similar deficit in ’02 race

About six weeks before a crucial election, and shortly after he had secured the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney was trailing badly. Voters had unfavorable views of him. They didn’t think he cared for people like them. Women overwhelmingly favored his opponent.

The year was 2002.

There are many ways in which Romney’s flagging 2012 presidential campaign is different from his gubernatorial race of a decade ago. …

Yet, the parallels can be instructive. [cont.]

Matt Viser, Boston Globe