Steve M. thinks Mitt’s 59-point economic plan is an attempt to win the David Brooks primary. It probably is, in part, but it also has a lot of “economic nationalism” — meaning blame everything on China — something Democratic pollster Greenberg Quinlan Rosner thinks is a good idea. But this is too high-brow for teahadists:
One of his 10 first-day actions would be an executive order to sanction China for its trade practices and the manipulation of its currency. Romney also would create a new multinational trade group called the “Reagan Economic Zone,” described in his plan as “a multilateral trading bloc open to any country committed to the principles of open markets and free enterprise.”
Naming it after Reagan is a good idea, but multilateralism? Why not just give Our Republic over to the Black UN Helicopters?
Mitt’s trying to have it both ways, pleasing media elites with high-brow stuff while appealing to the Sinophobic heart of the Tea Party. I think it all goes over their heads. It’s like “Friday Night Lights”, a tv show about Real Murkins that Real Murkins never watched.