Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mitt Romney”

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

The RNC Shoots Itself in the Foot (Again)

The rules for awarding delegates are rigged to favor Trump and Cruz.

Posted February 1st, 2016

Movement Conservatism vs. Trump

The pretense that Bush supporters care about reducing the size and power of government would almost be amusing if none of us could remember the previous decade.

Posted January 22nd, 2016

A Very Biased Article on GOP Foreign Policy Divisions

The article is skewed heavily in favor of supporters of Bush-era foreign policy.

Posted December 30th, 2015

The Republican Party Elites’ New Hampshire Woes

The GOP’s “establishment” candidates are failing in New Hampshire in large part because there are too many of them.

Posted December 22nd, 2015

The GOP’s Foreign Policy Fantasy Problem

There are many Obama policy failures to criticize, but hawkish critics have opted for the least credible and most preposterous lines of attack based on a fantasy record.

Posted December 17th, 2015

Trump and Republican Foreign Policy

The same people that have treated gut instinct and ideological conformity as the only things that really matter in foreign policy are now deservedly stuck with a loudmouth nationalist.

Posted November 24th, 2015

Romney and the Hawkish “Leadership” Fetish

For Romney, America “must lead” even if “leading” means taking on enormous costs unrelated to our security.

Posted November 16th, 2015