Mitt Romney argues against an entitlement society and in favor of an opportunity society. In another fine column Robert Reich asks which entitlements he is talking. See here. I wish it were the banks or the defense establishment. Can it be public schools, medicare, social security, parks,highways, support for the unemployed? Reich argues that support for public goods has generally been declining, not increasing,
By spending most of his time attacking Obama, Romney avoids some of the lunacy of the primaries. Nonetheless, as Romney caters to the far right to win the primaries, he undercuts his appeal to moderate voters. It is doubtful that Santorum will be forced to drop out in the near future and in response, Romney well provide more material for Democratic attack ads. The Republican field is quite scary, but the polls show that the general electorate is turned off by the field as a whole and that is reassuring.