July 31, 2012

Romney's Good vs. Evil Foreign Policy

Gideon Rachman, Financial Times

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Does Romney believe all this good and evil, moral clarity stuff that he is tossing out for the Republican faithful? Who knows? I suspect that, after years of campaigning, Romney himself struggles to remember what he actually believes. My guess is that his inner core, if he has one, would incline him to a coldly pragmatic foreign policy rather close to that of Obama. Romney is an establishment man and his campaign does not suggest he is driven by unbending principle.

 

The trouble is that campaign rhetoric cannot all be wiped away, like an Etch-a-Sketch, the moment the candidate wins the White House. Romney is currently staking out positions that would pursue him into office - to the detriment of the US and the world.

 

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