Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory - the Republican Party in '12

What can you say about this withering assessment of the Republican field by Bret Stephens other than yep. http://online.wsj.com/article/global_view.html

And while it may seem from my frequent negative posts on Gingrich that I’m a Romney backer I assure you that isn’t the case.  I didn’t think much of Romney in 2008 and this summer I wrote him off as having absolutely no chance to get the nomination despite my being fully aware of the Republican Party’s tendency to select the next in line.  That is to say that I thought if anyone could lose where success seemed assured it would be Mitt Romney.  I’m not even convinced of his success at Bain, as not having been there and only being able to judge him by his campaign he strikes me as a classic example of the CEO as empty suit, getting credit—since he’s the CEO—for the intelligence, acumen, and skill of the people who worked for him. 

If anything I’d say that Mark Steyn’s take on Mitt Romney on The Corner is too generous. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/288873/man-who-gave-us-newt-mark-steyn

No comments:

Post a Comment