The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage.NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- With the Republican nomination virtually wrapped up, polls indicate voters are inclined to give Mitt Romney a serious second look. No wonder. The economy is in a sorry state -- young graduates without hope for a decent first job, older Americans without hope for a dignified retirement, and too many folks in between hopelessly stuck in jobs with shrinking paychecks. Enron 10 Years After -- From Bad to Worse >> Yet, despite a general feeling among voters that the country is headed in the wrong direction, the president leads in the polls, especially among women. Simply, Romney has not convinced enough voters he can do better -- at least not yet. Merely offering stock Republican remedies -- lower taxes and deregulation -- is all-too remindful of George W. Bush, who, through irresponsible spending and neglect of Wall Street shenanigans, nearly wrecked the American economy for good.