The economy is of course important. But voters want to hear what Romney is going to do about the economy. He can "speak about" how bad the economy is all he wants—though Americans are already well aware of the economy's problems—but doesn't the content of what Romney has to say matter? What is his economic growth agenda? His deficit reform agenda? His health care reform agenda? His tax reform agenda? His replacement for Dodd-Frank? No need for any of that, I suppose the Romney campaign believes. Just need to keep on "speaking about the economy."And again, same problem. Touting tax cuts for rich people and corporations to go with deregulation isn't going to move the needle one bit. Willard's campaign surely knows this, hence the "lie constantly about Obama and don't get specific about our policy" plan.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Panic time: The Weekly Standard piles on.
Almost identical critique of Romney that we saw in the WSJ from TWS.