One of the main points of Mitt Romney's speech - you can't focus on tax cuts in an era of trillion dollar deficits.
In the past Democrats promised more stuff and Republicans offered tax cuts to give people more of what they earn.
With five trillion in debt added in the past four years, we can't promise more stuff.
Democrats still are.
Republicans can't offer broad-based tax cuts, but better use of the government we have.
When the opposition is offering free candy, it's hard to focus on the huge bill that's about to be served.