Mitt Romney

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Romney Lost

By |2014-01-22T17:04:36-06:00December 8th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Film, Mitt Romney, Peter A. Lawler, Politics|

The Democrats, at their convention, stood so stridently for the rights of the liberated single woman that they offered the Republicans the opportunity to counter with a defense of the moral virtue of ordinary Americans devoted to God, family, country, and worthwhile work well done. Most Americans, it goes without saying, are repulsed by [...]

Predicting the Meaning of the Election and the Electoral College

By |2013-12-19T11:06:58-06:00November 4th, 2012|Categories: Barack Obama, Electoral College, Mitt Romney, Peter A. Lawler, Politics|

James Ceaser, perhaps our most distinguished student of American politics on the conservative side, isn’t about predicting the outcome of elections. That’s actually hard to do. And those political scientists who predict outcomes correctly well in advance are almost always just lucky. This election, all the evidence suggests, is going to be very close [...]

In 2012, Who Is for Hope and Change?

By |2014-01-24T10:05:04-06:00November 3rd, 2012|Categories: Christianity, Mitt Romney, Pat Buchanan, Politics|

Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people—a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who, by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by [...]

Romney’s 400 Economists Made One Big Whiff

By |2014-01-24T10:05:38-06:00September 14th, 2012|Categories: Brian Domitrovic, Economics, Federal Reserve, Gold Standard, Mitt Romney, Political Economy|

Mitt Romney A group of top economists, among them any number of Nobel laureates, signed a letter endorsing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s economic plan. These economists indicated that as president, Romney would do six salutary things. Romney would reduce taxes, control spending, limit and improve regulation, make social security and Medicare [...]

President Obama’s Engine of Prosperity — And Ours

By |2013-12-19T11:18:03-06:00September 3rd, 2012|Categories: Barack Obama, Capitalism, Mitt Romney, Pat Buchanan, Politics|

“If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Mitt Romney fell on this Obama quote like an NFL lineman on an end zone fumble during the Super Bowl. And understandably so. Had Obama been channeling Isaac Newton—“If I have seen further than others it is because I am [...]

American Politics Romney/Ryan v. Obama/Biden, Is this 2012 or 1896?

By |2013-12-19T11:24:49-06:00August 30th, 2012|Categories: Barack Obama, Brian Domitrovic, History, Mitt Romney, Politics|

American Politics On the Democratic side, heading the ticket is a candidate known more for overblown, soapy rhetoric about class unfairness than for actually getting the economy moving, even with the nation stuck in torturous recession for four long years. In the vice-presidential spot is an Easterner with a dubious reputation who [...]

Latter Day President: Mormon Romney

By |2016-05-20T11:34:09-06:00February 3rd, 2012|Categories: Mitt Romney, Politics|

Willard Romney is a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, by his own admission and the testimony of those who know him. He went to Brigham Young University as a dutiful son should, and later to Harvard to get his secular credentials; he did his mission in France, [...]