While contributing to CNN's Nevada GOP caucuses coverage Saturday night The Blaze's Will Cain pointed out that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has made strides on the stump. Cain notes that the former Massachusetts governor seems to have the ability to identify where his campaign is weakest, and then incrementally improve. Cain discussed with Erik Erikson of Redstate and others on CNN that Romney is improving on his speeches from week to week. As the front-runner now appears to be weakest in sit-down interviews, Cain speculates that this could change soon as well:
Lets take a look at Romney's progression on the stump.
A visibly younger Romney speaking, ironically about an interaction between future GOP presidential opponent Herman Cain and then-President Bill Clinton, at an event during his 1994 campaign for Senate in Massachusetts:
Fanning imaginary flames (0:30-0:33) and likely forgetting his lines at (0:36)
Romney's perhaps overly jubilant 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics Opening Speech:
Lots of looking down at his notes and a Romney voice that we're perhaps not used to.
Speaking in Michigan during his 2008 campaign for President:
Definitely improved, but hands in pockets and "200 people, announced, lay off, for those people, just today" (0:26).
The notorious "corporations are people my friend" claim from Romney on the stump in Iowa this past summer (albeit while responding to a heckler):
And finally, Romney last night:
Confident and clean.
I see a definite improvement, do you?