September 27, 2012
KRAUTHAMMER TELLS ROMNEY, “GO BIG”: Charles Krauthammer’s latest column rightly advises Mitt Romney to stop the small ball, take the bull by the horns and go all in (how’s that for mixing metaphors?). He missed the perfect opportunity, post-Libya, to attack the Obama appeasement doctrine head-on. But it’s not just this one, isolated lost golden opportunity. In Krauthammer’s words:
It makes you think how far ahead Romney would be if he were actually running a campaign. His unwillingness to go big, to go for the larger argument, is simply astonishing.
For six months, he’s been matching Obama small ball for small ball. A hit-and-run critique here, a slogan-of-the-week there. His only momentum came when he chose Paul Ryan and seemed ready to engage on the big stuff: Medicare, entitlements, tax reform, national solvency, a restructured welfare state. Yet he has since retreated to the small and safe.
Calling Romney aides: Are you listening?