Published on October 17th, 20120
Matt Welch: Romney’s Shanked Spike
Libertarian editor Matt Welch, of Reason Magazine, writes about last nights debate:
It should not be this hard to defeat a floundering incumbent president. Mitt Romney had exactly one extended good moment last night during the second 2012 presidential debate. Answering a question from a disappointed Obama voter, the Republican Party nominee gave a two-minute version of Clint Eastwood’s memorable 13-word phrase: “When somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go”: We just can’t afford four more years like the last four years. He said that by now we’d have unemployment at 5.4 percent. The difference between where it is and 5.4 percent is 9 million Americans without work….