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Romney’s speech

You can read the text here. You can read the news stories here and here, and some background here and here.

The pundits respond here (WaPo’s Chris Cillizza), here (NRO’s Kathryn Jean Lopez), here (NRO’s Byron York), here (Jonah G.), here (TWS’s Stephen F. Hayes), here (TWS’s Matthew Continetti), and here (TNR’s Noam Scheiber).

I’ve read the speech. Now I have to think about it.

Discussions - 2 Comments

Frum has the reasons that the speech didn't cut it. Podhoretz was also unimpressed.

Well, to speak for Romney here for a moment, David Frum and John Podhoretz are awfully hard to impress. Those two men are what entertainers would call, "a tough audience."

I think the speech may trigger a momentary sympathy, which won't have much long term political import. Other than for students of politics, on how NOT to handle an important issue.

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