Romney doesn’t yet have what a top-tier candidates needs, which is a compelling narrative for his candidacy (I didn’t hear it in his announcement speech yesterday). ~Rich Lowry

He doesn’t have a compelling narrative, but he does have a really lame slogan.  Say it with me: “Innovation and transformation!”  Except that transformation is already Obama’s theme.  Perhaps they are timing their appeal to coincide with the release of the new Transformers movie

Would that help explain the bizarre setting of Romney’s announcement, where the stage was filled with automobiles–was their presence on stage, in fact, a nod to the Autobots?  But there is a problem here for Romney, already dogged by credibility problems: does he really want to remind people of a story that involves Decepticons?

Decepticon insignia from the 2007 Transformers movie

Romney ‘08!