If I had the chance to ask Mitt Romney just one question at a debate or press conference, it would be pretty simple and straightforward:
“How do your economic policies differ from those that were championed by George W. Bush for eight years?”
I’ve read Romney’s economic platform and position statements and have followed his public statements closely. I am not aware of any position taken by the former Massachusetts governor that deviates in any substantive way from the policies pursued under He Would Must Not Be Blamed.
If that is incorrect, I would be happy to be corrected.
The same is true of foreign policy. That shouldn’t be surprising, I suppose, given that Romney’s foreign-policy team is dominated by former acolytes of Dick Cheney. But in both cases, Romney has yet to explain to the American people why almost identical policies to be pursued by an almost identical cast of characters will produce a different outcome this time.
– Jay Bookman