Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mitt Romney”

The GOP’s Foreign Policy Ignorance Problem

In order to acquire a reputation for “expertise” in the party, all that a politician needs to do is to engage in a lot of unfounded bluster and fear-mongering.

Posted January 29th, 2015

The Unbearable Fakeness of Being Romney

Nothing could be more phony than to try to “re-brand himself as authentic.”

Posted January 27th, 2015

A Rubio Bid Is Bad for Rubio and Bush

It doesn’t make much sense for Rubio to launch a bid, but he’s doing it anyway.

Posted January 23rd, 2015

The Hawkish Marriage of Ignorance and Excessive Ambition

Republican hawks have little or no understanding of these issues, but that doesn’t stop them from advocating for a far more aggressive, ambitious foreign policy.

Posted January 20th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

What’s left in Libya. Hisham Matar reports on the sorry state of …

Posted January 16th, 2015

Romney’s Misguided Reagan Nostalgia

Unlike Romney, Reagan actually stood for something.

Posted January 15th, 2015

Bush’s Long Shadow

The GOP still hasn’t faced up to what went wrong during his presidency.

Posted January 15th, 2015

Romney and the “Vindication” Fantasy

Romney didn’t foresee or predict anything correctly.

Posted January 14th, 2015

There Is No Republican Front-runner

No one really accepts Santorum as the “heir apparent.”

Posted January 13th, 2015

Why Losing Nominees Should Just Go Away

Healthy parties should have enough new political talent available that they won’t want a retread nominee.

Posted January 13th, 2015

How Romney’s Ego Trip Will Help Insurgent Candidates

Romney’s campaign makes it more likely that an insurgent Republican candidate will come away with the nomination.

Posted January 12th, 2015

Romney’s Consistent Hawkishness

Romney’s foreign policy views have been reliably, embarrassingly bellicose.

Posted January 12th, 2015

The Weird and Terrible Idea of Romney 2016

It makes no sense, but it may be happening anyway.

Posted January 9th, 2015

Foreign Policy Experience and the 2016 Republican Field

Almost all of the likely candidates have never shown much interest in foreign policy.

Posted January 7th, 2015

The Dreariness of Huckabee 2016

A more defensive and scripted campaign may make Huckabee’s second run a much drearier affair than anyone imagines possible.

Posted January 6th, 2015

Huckabee “Exploring” a 2016 Bid

Huckabee is in for a bruising and unrewarding presidential campaign.

Posted January 5th, 2015

Why 2016 Won’t Be Like 1980

Cruz’s “analysis” of 2016 is exactly the same as Romney’s view of the 2012 election.

Posted November 26th, 2014