I haven’t said much about politics for the past few days; that’s because I haven’t had much to say. It’s been delightful to watch the discomfiture of Mr. Obama’s media catchfarts as they’ve watched the momentum shifting sharply in Mr. Romney’s direction, though.
A couple of things worth mentioning:
First, Mr. Romney’s foreign-policy speech certainly did little to make me excited about the man. He clearly harbors the same hopeful delusions about the Middle East that most American politicians seem to, whether on the Left or the Right. An excerpt:
In Syria I’ll work with our partners to identify and organize those members of the opposition who share our values and then ensure they obtain the arms they need to defeat Assad’s tanks helicopters and fighter jets.
Yeah, that’s bound to go well.
Second, I hope you’ve all noticed Ms. Clinton’s efforts to distance her State Department from the Obama administration’s lies about the nature of the Benghazi attack. Obviously the chummy façade those two have presented since the inauguration is starting to crack; perhaps Ms. Clinton is beginning to see this campaign taking on water, and is thinking about 2016.
I’m looking forward to the VP debate. Don’t be surprised if Joe Biden acquits himself rather well.