Bill Romney, Commander-In-Chief?

Mar 9 2012 @ 3:56pm

On foreign policy, Noah Millman calls Romney "the Republican Bill Clinton":

[W]hat I’d expect from a Romney Presidency is neither a moderate Eisenhower foreign policy of cautious consolidation of a hegemonic position, nor a radical Bush II foreign policy of imperial dragon-slaying, but a lot of gratuitously alienating bombast around a policy aimed at short-term political considerations and the interests of international finance. Could we do worse? Sure – President Santorum could be leading armies of Christian soldiers through Caracas on the way to La Paz. But we could do better – indeed, right now we are.

Larison agrees that Romney "would have a Clinton-like foreign policy once in office," but adds that he is "very unlike Clinton in the sheer amount of time he devotes to foreign policy criticisms during the campaign."