Note to Mitt Romney: Word is you’re in trouble with women voters and you’re trotting out your wife, Ann, to counter it. Lots of luck with that. It’s obvious she’s a woman, probably a loving and devoted wife — but we’re not voting for her. She won’t make one iota of difference in our evaluation of you. Your problem stems primarily from the GOP’s virulent, ongoing, nationwide attacks on women’s rights and your failure to disavow them. Nothing you do is going to change or obscure that.
As for “pivoting back toward the center” in the fall campaign, forget it. Any “pivoting” you do will just make you look more like the weathervane we already know you to be. The wind is rising, and it’s not blowing in your favor.