Political Headlines - August 31, 2012

Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from today: 




  • Scott Brown declines larger party role: Senator says time constraints, not politics, played into his choice to only briefly attend his party's convention. Globe politics editor Glen Johnson reports.


  • Policy trumps personality in this election: Mitt Romney did well to humanize himself at the Republican National Convention, but failed to answer questions about key holes in his policies. Globe columnist Scot Lehigh details. 


  • Ann Romney overstepped by playing poor: Ann Romney's speech would have been impressive without reminiscing over eating tuna fish in a basement apartment. Globe columnist Joanna Weiss explains.