MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, a Republican, said several times in the last couple weeks that Democrats had the better party convention. In his latest column for Politico, he's not too upbeat about the GOP nominee, either.
Mitt Romney is in trouble. Not because of a boring convention or a bloodless speech or a grossly inappropriate press conference, but rather because the man refuses to stick his neck out and take a stand on the critical issues of our time. ...Romney needed to decide long ago who he was: the last of the Rockefeller Republicans (and thus somebody who probably wouldn’t have gotten through Iowa) or a genuine movement conservative with detailed ideas about how to right the country.
Instead, we have a nominee who represents the worst of both worlds.