Is the enthusiasm pendulum for Mitt Romney finally swinging in his favor? The Washington Post certainly thinks so, and there are numbers that support the idea:

While just 58 percent of Republicans viewed him favorably in mid-March, 78 percent had positive opinions in late May, according to Washington Post-ABC News polling.

ABC is reporting that presumed Veep favorite Marco Rubio is not being vetted by the Romney campaign for the number two slot.

And while the general elections is shaping up to be a battle over the economy and the Obama administration’s efforts to stimulate it, there are foreign policy issues looming, specifically in the Middle East, as four of the major powers that often differ with U.S. policy are reported to be holding joint war games.