The Economist magazine is not exactly a partisan left-wing rag. So their cover story this week, â€œSo, Mitt, what do you really believe?â€ carries a little extra bite. Below are some representative quotes.
â€¦competence is worthless without direction and, frankly, character.
â€¦.he has appeared as a fawning PR man, apparently willing to do or say just about anything to get elected.
â€¦he is now committed to needlessly extreme or dangerous courses that he may not actually believe in but will find hard to drop.
The damage done to a Romney presidency by his courting of the isolationist right in the primaries could prove more substantial.
â€¦risking a trade war with one of Americaâ€™s largest trading partners when the recovery is so sickly seems especially mindless.
…his attempts to lure American Jews with near-racist talk about Arabs and belligerence against Iran could ill serve the interests of his country (and, for that matter, Israelâ€™s).
It is a little odd that the number two has a plan and his boss doesnâ€™t.