My Republican friends often ask me, incredulously, “But don’t you want to beat Obama?”
Beat him with what? A candidate who promises to close the deficit but whose budget plan will only make it worse? A candidate who’s pushing for yet more tax cuts for the wealthy when there’s no evidence that such cuts will spark more or faster growth than they did the last time they were tried? A candidate who compensates for ignorance on foreign policy with pointless bellicosity? A candidate whose general-election victory would at least marginally increase the chances of war with Iran?
— There’s a lot of days I can’t help but share Scott Galupo’s feelings on Romney. Today is one of those days. It’s not fun to identify with the old right and watch your nominee trample all over your core political values.