Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Politics vs Policy, not just a problem in the media

Chris Cilizza profiles Mitt Romney's inner circle of advisers. Ezra Klein pointed something out: all politics guys, no policy guys.

Flashback to Sunday on Meet the Press: John Cornyn and Pete Sessions, heads of the NRSC and the NRCC, respectively, failed utterly to come up with a single specific policy that a Republican majority would enact. This comes on the heels of silliness from Marco Rubio, Tim Pawlenty, Eric Cantor, and countless other "conservative thinkers" when attempting to lay out policies. This is a party not at all interested in an actual debate on policy.

On the other hand, it's hard to argue with the success of their political strategy: make government look ineffectual and do nothing to help the economy. It will undoubtedly pay dividends in November. Unfortunately, the only policy ideas on the radar are tax cuts, tax cuts, and more tax cuts.

They're the party of Politico!

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