After all, Romney concedes he agrees with Trump on cutting taxes, rolling back excessive regulations, cracking down on “China’s unfair trade practices,” reforming criminal justice, and appointing judges who adhere to the Constitution. Since this is the bulk of Trump’s policy legacy, Romney, like many others, is primarily concerned with the tone and aesthetics of the president—or “the politics of anger and fear,” which he seems to believe originates mostly from his own side. That’s fine. It’s when he conflates criticism of Trump’s character with the Left’s dishonest framing of his policies that Romney becomes unconvincing.Read more here.
Saturday, January 05, 2019
In The Federalist, David Harsanyi takes a look at the Romney controversy.