"Romney's argument is aimed squarely at the third of the electorate that feels the economy is in disastrous shape. Obama's messaging, on the other hand, is directed toward those 'better but not good enough' voters — and it is members of this group who will decide the election. The problem with Romney's campaign thus lies less in his lack of policy beef than in his failure to talk enough to the right voters. A message of economic pessimism will keep Romney close. But barring another major downturn, it won’t close the deal."