Election 2012

Romney Plans Are Modest, Should He Win

Don't expect much bold action from the (maybe) new guy

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Mitt Romney's transition team — dubbed the "Readiness Project" — has stepped up its activities as the nominee has surged in the polls, planning a series of modest but quick accomplishments should he win and bracing for the likelihood Romney would butt heads with House Republicans as he seeks a fiscal "grand bargain."

The team is plotting out a delicate exercise of power for a possible President Romney — wanting to show speedy action to improve the economy while taking pains to avoid over-promising, given the narrow margins Republicans will enjoy in Congress, even if they take back the Senate.