Yepsen: So far, Romney’s been most impressive Republican

DesMoinesRegister.com: Yepsen: So far, Romney’s been most impressive Republican

Of all the 2008 Republican presidential candidates making the rounds in Iowa, none is doing better than Mitt Romney, the governor of Massachusetts….

But that’s all tactical progress. Now Romney’s moving on the policy front by offering a 10-point listing of the issues he sees facing the nation. It’s a little short on details, but that’s OK – for now. This is his big-picture stuff and he titles it the “Ten Issues America Must Address to Remain the Economic and Military Superpower.”

Aides say we’re to read nothing into his rank ordering of the items. They are:

Raising the bar on education…
Extending health insurance to all Americans…
Stopping runaway spending…
Getting immigration right…
Achieving energy independence…
Simplifying the tax system…
Investing in technology…
Defeating the jihadists…
Competing with Asia…
Affirming America’s culture and values…

Despite the lack of specificity at times, let’s give Romney some credit. Too often, campaigns are just about money and tactics. We need to go back to a time when they also served to educate voters and build consensus for solving problems, and Romney starts to do that.


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Posted on July 16, 2006, in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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