Just one brief example before the piece goes live. On page 39, as Romney deals with some historical cautionary tales of national decline, he writes, “England is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small.” This is a grown man who wants to be president of the United States, writing like a sixth grader. I was so captivated by that offering that it took the keen wit of Matthew Yglesias to remind me that England is not an island. It’s a portion of the British Isle.
|By: Spencer Ackerman Tuesday March 2, 2010 3:15 pm|
I have just read the foreign policy sections of Mitt Romney’s brand-new book No Apology: The Case For American Greatness and filed a piece about them for the Washington Independent. (Hence today’s slow posting.) It’s currently being edited. My biggest concern for the piece is that I simply lack the narrative and argumentative skill to convey to you, sufficiently, how deeply and thoroughly stupid the political persona known as Mitt Romney is. It’s causing a bit of an internal journalistic crisis in my brain.