Kicking it off...bits of hints of good news on the economy: I wouldn't say at all that they mean a surge is coming, but my impression is that a real dip before the election (and perhaps at all) became less likely this week.
As far as not mattering, I'm sticking with the idea that the out-party candidate just doesn't matter that much, so the Bain flap probably doesn't matter very much. I do think that Mitt Romney's position on tax returns isn't going to work, and he's nuts to try it -- I doubt there's anything horrible in them, but yeah, he should have just bit the bullet back in April or May and been done with it. I very much doubt that whatever he's hiding, if anything, is worse than what he's going to continue getting now. However, while uncomfortable for him, I just can't see it affecting vote choice in November.
So that's what I'll start with. What do you have? What do you think mattered this week?