Washington, August 6 (ANI): U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has stumbled badly over the last six weeks to self-inflicted blunders resulting in negative headlines, must recover from the gaffes to topple President Barack Obama in the White House race, political experts have said.
With the election less than 100 days away, Romney still has time to fix things, but he cannot miss a few important opportunities, political experts have warned.
"He has to find a way to convince the American people to end their love affair with the promise that was Obama, and transfer that affection and faith to him," the New York Daily news quoted Professor Wendy Schiller of Brown University, as saying.
The Republican questions about his time at Bain Capital and his reluctance to release more of his tax returns, are far more damaging, pundits said.
"He has to come clean about all of that prior experience and wealth accumulation," Schiller said, adding: "If voters don't trust Romney, they won't vote for Romney; as long as Obama maintains an advantage in the trust column, he will win."
As Romney continues to stay defensive on questions about his wealth, he has a chance to launch an offensive by announcing the highest-profile decision of his campaign: his selection of a running mate, the paper said.
"It will divert attention back to him in a positive way because it is then that voters will really start to view Romney, along with his VP, as a potential replacement for Obama/Biden," Schiller said.
"And once they start paying real attention, Romney will be able to fine-tune his message," he added.
"Since people aren't comfortable with him, Romney has a four-day, all-day infomercial to make him, if not warm and fuzzy, then someone people can see as President," Professor Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia said. (ANI)