Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mitt Romney”

Romney’s Foreign Policy Lives Again in the 2016 Field

The GOP blunders ahead with calls for more aggressive and confrontational policies across the board.

Posted August 17th, 2015

Romney’s Nonsense on Iran

Romney’s op-ed is also a reminder of the shoddy, half-baked foreign policy arguments that he made as a candidate.

Posted July 23rd, 2015

Why Isn’t There More Alarmism About China?

There is a consensus that the U.S. should be seeking to engage China rather than seeking to limit its power.

Posted June 3rd, 2015

Lessons from Labour’s Failure

If a party remains determined to learn nothing from its past failures, it should remain in the political wilderness.

Posted May 18th, 2015

The Politics of the Libyan War

If politicians were judged on the quality of their record, Libya would be a major problem for Clinton.

Posted April 24th, 2015

Rubio’s Candidacy Still Makes No Sense

A Rubio candidacy stopped making sense once his immigration gambit blew up in his face.

Posted April 13th, 2015

Another Reason to Be Grateful That Romney Isn’t President

Romney has no objections to starting an illegal war if Iran refuses to yield to demands for capitulation.

Posted March 13th, 2015

Bush Intends to Follow Romney’s Lead on Foreign Policy

Bush is expected to imitate the Romney campaign’s overall approach to foreign policy.

Posted February 18th, 2015

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