Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Kristol worried about Romney's message

Last night, there was a general consensus that Mitt Romney delivered a stronger victory speech than we've heard in awhile.

But Bill Kristol wasn't moved.

Watching Mitt Romney's victory speech in Illinois didn't reassure me about his chances against President Obama.

.... Romney's remarks consisted basically of the claim that the business of America is business, that he's a businessman who understands business, and that we need "economic freedom" not for the sake of freedom but to allow business to fuel the economy.

He ends ruefully but not without good humor.

So I'm morose. Oh well, I should cheer up. If the GOP presidential candidate knew how to make his case, if Republicans in Congress were smart and brave, and if the Obama administration were tough-minded and strong, who'd need THE WEEKLY STANDARD?