BostonGlobe.com Political Headlines - August 31, 2012

Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from BostonGlobe.com 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.