If we want to win the battle of ideas in the long term, we should be willing to face the fact that Mitt Romney is likely to lose — and should, given that he’s neither a true conservative nor a courageous moderate. He’s just an ambitious man. Nothing wrong with that, except when you want to be president. Great leaders combine ambition and ideas and conviction.Make no mistake, Joe is a died-in-the-wool Republican and is perfectly capable of self delusion. But he hit the bulls eye on Mitt. Mitt just wants to be president and everything else is just details.
Romney is a bright and talented man who has been running for President for at least the last 6 years. He's been unemployed for the last 4 years. He had all the time in the world to go to school on foreign policy and develop some expertise. But he apparently couldn't be bothered. Details.
George W Bush was also a man uninterested in governing and lacked intellectual curiosity, and we all know how that worked out.