Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mitt Romney”

The Romney “Big Tent” on Foreign Policy That Never Existed

Romney’s failing wasn’t that he was too vague on foreign policy, but that he demonstrated how little he knew by making detailed criticisms that made no sense.

Posted October 22nd, 2014

Foreign Policy Hawkishness Is a Dead End for the GOP

Future Republican candidates would be foolish to listen to Romney foreign policy advisers.

Posted October 22nd, 2014

Obama and the War on ISIS

Obama has yielded to the consensus in Washington as he has done so often before.

Posted October 2nd, 2014

The Terrible Idea of Romney 2016

An appallingly bad idea for all involved

Posted September 25th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Nixon Doctrine, polycentrism, and “credibility.” Mark Safranski recounts the creation of …

Posted July 11th, 2014

No, There Won’t Be a Romney “Comeback”

Emil Henry asks some ridiculous questions: Will Romney be different from these …

Posted July 3rd, 2014

Yes, We Can Write Off Santorum As a Future Candidate (II)

Quin Hillyer wonders why so few people take Rick Santorum seriously as …

Posted May 19th, 2014

Interventionism and Ignorance (III)

Greg Scoblete responds to Charles Lane’s celebration of hawkish ignorance: Understanding a …

Posted April 11th, 2014

Romney Wasn’t “Churchill-Like” on Russia, He Was Thoroughly Ignorant

Robert O’Brien drones on about Churchill for a while, and then makes …

Posted April 11th, 2014

Thank Goodness Romney Isn’t President

The failed presidential candidate still manages to get Russia exactly backwards.

Posted March 17th, 2014

Changing the Primary Schedule Misses the Point

Josh Kraushaar reports that some Republican strategists doubt that a compressed primary …

Posted January 27th, 2014

Romney the Unlikely Pessimist (II)

I watched the Romney documentary over the weekend, and I was struck …

Posted January 27th, 2014

The RNC Primary Schedule Change and 2016

The RNC has voted to change its primary schedule and move the …

Posted January 24th, 2014

How Opportunists Give Ambition a Bad Name

Paul Waldman wonders why opportunists and technocrats are often seen as inferior …

Posted January 21st, 2014

Romney the Unlikely Pessimist

Byron York reviews the campaign documentary Mitt, and he emphasizes the evidence …

Posted January 20th, 2014

What Christie Gets Wrong About the GOP

Chris Christie is confused: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), in a …

Posted December 13th, 2013

Can Christie Be Stopped?

Ross Douthat wonders who there is on the Republican side capable of …

Posted November 6th, 2013