Jacquelyn Martin, AP
In The Economist’s print edition dated July 27, the columnist Lexington penned a piece with the self-explanatory headline, “What if Mitt Romney had won? Lessons from a victory that never was.”
Lexington speculated that history wouldn’t remember candidate Romney very fondly. However, the op-ed piece went on to detail several areas in which Romney’s “radical” policies could’ve immediately benefited the country.
“Mr. Romney has passed into folk memory as a cautious, tin-eared rich guy, distrusted even by his own party as a ‘Massachusetts moderate,’” Lexington wrote. “During the campaign Democrats hammered him as an out-of-touch CEO, wedded to supply-side ideas that reeked of the 1980s. Yet interviews with former aides, along with recently disclosed internal documents, reveal the former Bay State governor to be more interesting, even radical. During his first 200 days in office, he planned a ‘continual stream of rapid changes’ to the way that America taxes and spends, cares for its sick and needy and regulates business.”
In other Romney news, ABC News reported that on Tuesday, “Romney announced the birth of his 22nd grandchild via Twitter” on the very same day British royalty welcomed a new prince into the world.”
“Our Josh and Jen also had a new baby boy yesterday,” Romney tweeted Tuesday from his @MittRomney Twitter account. “@AnnDRomney and I feel royally blessed. #22.”
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