Look we knew he was a RINO. But the idea that Romney didn’t stake out any conservative positions in the debate is absurd: he invoked the 10th Amendment to drive a wedge of distinction between Romneycare and Obamacare (I hope when the two VP candidates debate Ryan will invoke the Latin church’s notion of subsidiarity to do the same), he pushed as supply-side approach to taxation and economic growth, implicitly rebuked Obama and the left’s notion that rights come from government not God, proposed shutting down government programs (on the criterion ‘Is this worth borrowing money from China to keep doing?’ which sounds pretty stringent to me) and merging others, he flogged Obama with the folly of industrial policy (that $90 billion = 2 million teachers and half the green energy companies when bankrupt remark will leave a mark).
If you’re upset about Romney’s invoking the need for regulation to keep markets functioning — he’s right, and I suggest you read Gov. Palin’s favorite Chicago School free market economist, Luigi Zingales to see why — and in the same point, Romney attacked the anti-market (albeit pro-business) notion of “too big to fail”. It also has the tactical advantage of denying Obama the ability to effectively false accusation that the GOP wants to restore the era of the robber barons (or any variations on that theme ‘dirty air, dirty water. . .’ etc.)
But the idea that Romney didnt stake out any conservative positions in the debate is absurd: he invoked the 10th Amendment to drive a wedge of distinction between Romneycare and Obamacare (I hope when the two VP candidates debate Ryan will invoke the Latin churchs notion of subsidiarity to do the same)”
OBAMACARE IS A HUGE ISSUE AND A BIG WINNER on so many conservative fronts:
- control of people’s lives
... religious freedom
EVERYTHING we care about as conservatives is attacked by Obamacare.
And guess what. Romney picked Obamacare apart like a lumberjack splitting wood.
“If youre upset about Romneys invoking the need for regulation to keep markets functioning”
It would be insane for a presidential candidate to try to make an argument on the MOST favorable ground for the leftist President - defending a strawman argument of Obama’s.
Obama attacked several strawmen and Romney finessed and swatted away them all. Good for him. Romney HAS to get out from the plutocrat image and he did a good job doing that.