Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mitt Romney”

The Case Against Mitt Romney for State

The idea that Romney “showed some prescience” in 2011-12 about Russia (or anything else) is silly revisionism.

Posted November 30th, 2016

The Hunt for Trump’s Secretary of State Continues

Escalation in Syria is the last thing the U.S. needs to be doing, and it becomes more likely if Petraeus is part of the administration.

Posted November 29th, 2016

The Dreadful Choice: Romney or Giuliani for Secretary of State?

Whichever one wins this contest, our foreign policy and our interests will be the losers.

Posted November 25th, 2016

Romney at State Would Be Disastrous

Unless Romney completely reinvented himself once again, his foreign policy views would be just as bad as Bolton’s or Giuliani’s.

Posted November 21st, 2016

Trump’s Mexican Sojourn

Trump’s visit has gained him nothing, and it has probably done considerable harm to his host.

Posted August 31st, 2016

Israel, Palestine, and the GOP Platform

The plank predictably affirms the wrongheaded, destructive view that there should be “no daylight” between America and Israel.

Posted July 12th, 2016

The Risible Anti-Trump Protest Effort

Critics are simply acknowledging how pointless the anti-Trump Republican protest effort has become.

Posted June 1st, 2016

Anti-Trump Republicans Can’t Find a Candidate

The idea doesn’t make any sense, and it almost certainly spells the end of the political career of any Republican who agrees to do it.

Posted May 16th, 2016

The Strange Idea of a Romney Protest Candidacy

Even Romney doesn’t deserve to be drafted into such a fruitless effort.

Posted May 4th, 2016

Romney Paved the Way for Trump

Romney showed Trump the way to win the nomination.

Posted April 28th, 2016

Where Will the GOP Go After Trump?

After a Trump loss, the “back to Bushism” impulse will be even stronger than it was four years ago.

Posted March 31st, 2016

Well-Known Phony Accuses Trump of Phoniness

If anti-Trump Republicans wanted to come up with the worst, most compromised messenger for their cause, they could scarcely have done better than Romney.

Posted March 3rd, 2016

Trump and the Republican Open Letter on Foreign Policy

There is not even a brief acknowledgement that Republican foreign policy failures have helped Trump succeed.

Posted March 3rd, 2016

Romney’s Futile Anti-Trump Gesture

The discredited former Republican leader is trying to tell a party that has lost confidence in him what they should do.

Posted March 2nd, 2016

Republicans Can’t Stand Frauds, Except When They Can

Trump presumably will betray his voters on at least some core issues. Rubio already has.

Posted March 1st, 2016

Trump’s New Hampshire Win

Trump isn’t constrained by the limits of party or movement orthodoxy.

Posted February 10th, 2016

Santorum Endorses Rubio

Santorum is confident that Rubio is just as ideological and dangerous on foreign policy as he is.

Posted February 4th, 2016