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.

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.