My days here in the Canadian heartland have been filled to the edge but by night I have been accompanied by Mitt Rommey’s No Apology which he (unlike Obama) actually wrote himself and which was published in 2010. If you have any doubts that he is as Ronald Reaganesque as the great Reagan himself, read it. You should read it anyway. I have not finished it all but have gone through enough to know that Romney is about as good as it possibly gets.
Since almost everything you know about Romney comes through his enemies and opponents, whether from the Democrats, the media or from those who sought the nomination in his place, to find such a concentration of good sense and sound policy was, I must tell you, astonishing. I will include only this as an example of what Romney stands for and how he thinks. It comes from his chapter on energy where he is discussing the four suggested means of dealing with carbon “pollution”:
The third alternative is a direct oil or carbon tax. The tax would indeed stimulate oil efficiencies and investments in oil substitutes, but it would also fatten government, harm employers and employees, and hurt consumers. It’s a regressive form of taxation that would penalize those least able to shoulder its burden. It’s a nonstarter. [p 262]
What can I tell you. Read it if you can get your hands on it.