Articles

The Two Campaigns of Mitt Romney

Every campaign starts with a theory of the case. In 2004, George W. Bush’s advisers surmised a shaken country wanted a leader who had the strength to take tough...

Should Mitt Romney Embrace His Rich-Guy Image?

Evidently feeling that our political discourse is not silly enough yet, the kind folks at National Review have given us a cover story arguing that Mitt Romney...

Mitt Romney’s Commander in Chief Problem

For decades, Republican presidential candidates enjoyed a predictable advantage over Democrats on foreign policy. But not in 2012. An NBC News/Wall Street...

The New John McCain, Just Like…Mitt Romney?

There’s no way to know what John McCain really thinks of Mitt Romney, who was enjoying draft deferments in France while McCain was an invited guest at the Hanoi...

In Defense of Romney’s Vagueness

There’s a bit of a panic raging in the conservative commentariat today with twin columns from the Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol and the Wall Street Journal‘s...

Mitt Romney’s Ads: Still Wrong on the Stimulus

I’ve been on leave writing a book about the stimulus, so I’ve let others judge the Pants-on-Fire ads and Four-Pinocchio attacks and Solyndra-related...

The Root of Mitt Romney’s Comfort With Lying

A few months ago, when confronted about running an ad that depicted Obama discussing the economy when the president was actually quoting John McCain, Mitt Romney...

Mitt Romney Is Losing the Pop Culture Primary

Roughly around this time in 2008, a bunch of celebrities got together to put the words of an Obama campaign speech to music. The result, four and a half minutes...