Excellent point, Mr. Lord. As one of a handful of Massachusetts conservatives, I do admire Mitt what he did and tried to do here in the commonwealth. I admire him as a pragmatic leader — we do need an adult in charge of our country that leaves fluffy liberal emotion out of policy decisions. Unfortunately, he lacks the passion that should come with one’s convictions. And let’s face it; if we want to win this election, we need a passionate actor who’ll win over the center-left with the enthusiasm and confidence in his positions.p>The Dems aren’t putting forth the most compelling figures either. I yearn for a composite of Mitt’s organization skills, Rudy’s street smarts, and Fred’s conservatism. Until then, the election will be another nail-biter between the best of American mediocrity. br> — William H. Stewart br> Boston, Massachusetts /p>
Mr. Lord, I have objected to many of your articles, but you have, in my opinion, hit a home run with this article. I think you have hit upon a major objection to his nomination. I have watched his career from New Hampshire, and have seen the process that you describe.
I will say that, with Mr. Romney’s academic record, this should not be a huge surprise. I also have an MBA, albeit not from Harvard, and have been exposed to what academia has to say about how to run a business or an entire economy. Mr. Romney is simply accepting what he has been taught in his business and economic courses.p>I would say that we are currently seeing the same thing with George Bush. On 9/11/2001, he took a leap of faith, of conviction, regarding what to do about the attack on our shores. He stood against the tide through his first term. Now we seem to be seeing the results of the bureaucratic process on him over time. The State Dept. Bureaucracy has captured Condi Rice and subjected her to re-education, it seems. It seems that they have slowly but surely also captured the mind of George Bush. In the last year or so, Bush has accepted the standard processes in foreign policy, at least with the exception of Iraq. (See the current policy regarding North Korea, Iran, China, Israel, Burma) What is the relevance to Romney? Bush also has an MBA from Harvard. He has also been thoroughly indoctrinated by the wizards of academia with the importance and superiority of process over gut level certainty.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online