Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Conservative on the problem with Romney

Is Being a Gaffe Machine Romney’s Main Problem? | The American Conservative: "Part of the explanation is that Romney is simply a klutz, that despite a nearly preternatural ability to make money for himself and his partners, he lacks political instincts. But there’s something else: Romney–who was probably the most mainstream of serious contenders for the Republican nomination–doesn’t understand how much American Republican politics has gone off the rails. He might think that the Tory leaders of Britain are pining for Churchillian rhetoric and a restoration of neoconservative warmongering, all under the guise of American “leadership.” But this is simply not the case. David Cameron and the British conservatives are far more comfortable with Obama’s policies than with those of George W. Bush. Among our allies (save, of course, Israel) there was little enthusiasm for the Iraq War, the continuing war in Afghanistan, and there is none for a war with Iran. Yet for reasons to me unfathomable, Romney has encouraged neoconservatives to embed themselves in his campaign, and no doubt, his administration, if there is to be one."

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1 comment:

  1. The problem when Americans comment on British politics is that they know almost nothing about British politics. Cameron is forced by the nature of his minority government partnership with the Liberal Democrats to sound more centrist notes. Whilst I have no doubt that he isn't quite another Thatcher, if he were to have a majority government, you can bet that there would be a more right wing slant to his premiership.


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