No, Mitt Romney can’t match Ike’s record of service, his moderation, his conservatism in the proper sense of that term, or his decency in discourse. But he has the word-salad part down pat. In refusing to give any specifics about his Magical Tax Plan, Romney said:
Well, the specifics are these which is those principles I described are the heart of my policy.
“The specifics are the principles” is hardly good logic, and the entire thing is hardly good English. Â Eisenhower, to a T. Except for all the good parts.
Oh, and Eisenhower wasn’t a sociopathic liar. But that’s a detail, I guess.