CVN The Pivot Moment

September 1, 2012 - 3:40 AM
FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney addresses delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. The time between conventions is always an odd moment in politics. The challenger has thrown down the gauntlet, usually very aggressively, and the champion _ in this case the incumbent _ must figure out how to stand his ground. And now there is this pause between the two events, a brief limbo afforded for everyone _ the Republicans, the Democrats, the electorate _ to process it all and figure out what might come next. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)