Larison recommends that Romney cancel the foreign policy speech he has scheduled for next week:
The decision to give yet another foreign policy speech at this stage in the election is strange. Romney gave a terrible speech at the VFW convention before he left for Europe, and then in Poland he gave a completely forgettable speech. His convention acceptance speech touched on foreign policy issues in passing, and what he had to say there was almost entirely boilerplate. If Monday’s speech is anything like his recent almost unanimously ridiculed op-ed, Romney would be better off saying nothing at all. Romney finally has some momentum in the election, and he is preparing to squander it to placate people in his own coalition who will vote for him no matter what happens.