Romney to turn to Reagan playbook for stretch run

Carrying a post-convention glow from his coronation as the Republican Party’s standard-bearer, Mitt Romney now turns to the final leg of the campaign — the more than two-month sprint that will determine whether his six-year quest to become commander in chief comes to fruition.

The strategy going forward?

The former Massachusetts governor plans to take a page out of Ronald Reagan’s playbook from the 1980 presidential campaign by urging voters to ask themselves: “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”

“That question can’t be answered in the affirmative by many voters,” senior Romney adviser Kevin Madden told The Washington Times in an interview Thursday.

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