DAVID BROOKS, HERACLITUS & ROMNEY

DAVID BROOKS, HERACLITUS & ROMNEY

By

Jay B Gaskill

►As published on The Policy Think Site — http://jaygaskill.com/BrooksAndHeraclitus.htm

Debates are transient.  Character is not.

Romney and Santorum have character, Gingrich is one.

Romney, Santorum and Gingrich have articulated a viable foreign policy for America.  Ron Paul’s was tailor made … for the jihad.

Romney and Santorum display organization. Romney has one.

The generic republican beats this incumbent president…if the unemployment level is stuck on 8% or higher in later October.  Romney is the generic republican.

Mr. Obama may (as Ronald Trump has hinted) seek a “wag the dog” military distraction just before the election, but as Abe Lincoln said, “you can’t fool all the people all the time.”

And, to paraphrase Bill Clinton in 1992, “It’s the depression, stupid.”

Character and intelligence matter.  Heraclitus was spot on when he told us about 2,600 years ago that “Character is destiny.”

David Brooks makes a character assessment of Mitt Romney in “The Wealth Issue” – read it in today’s New York Times. Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/opinion/brooks-the-wealth-issue.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

Pull quote – “The philosopher Michael Oakeshott once observed that it takes several generations to make a career. Interests, habits and lore accrue in families and shape those born into them.

“The Romney family history, which is nicely described in ‘The Real Romney’by Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, is a story of tenacious work, setbacks and recovery. People who analyze how Mormonism may have shaped Romney generally look to theology. But the Mormon history, the exodus, matters most.”

D’ accord.

JBG

Copyright © 2012 by Jay B Gaskill, Attorney at Law, as first published on The Policy Think Site www.jaygaskill.comThe Dot 2 Dot Blog and The Out*Lawyer’s Blog.

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