Isn't the Brookings Institute a liberal organization? If so, I think we can throw that out.
Much like Obama wanted to "make his mark" with Obamacare, Romney is running for Prez to make his mark in the economy. I think he'll make the right decisions to get the "bottom line" sorted out. I don't think his plan is to tax anyone more. His plan is to tax 12m more people by putting them to work. He's going to make some tough budget cuts, sorry Big Bird, and he intends to do away with some regulations that he believes is styming businesss growth. Will he be the "green" President? No. Will he be the humanitarian President? No.
Although, in all fairness, that's all talk of good intentions. Obama had good intentions. It hasn't worked. But, if I have a kid cutting my grass poorly for 4 years, I'm not giving him another 4 years to do it right. Especially if he says "I only need 4 years to make this right."