The Washington Times
The Economic Blues Brothers
points out Mitt Romney's campaign staff and policy advisers all seem to have the same thing in common: they worked for George W. Bush
. Or, as Mitt Romney's flack puts it:
“Mitt Romney has assembled a diverse group of highly respected policy thinkers,” Ms. Saul said. “He fields their opinions, evaluates them and ultimately makes his own decisions on policy.”
I guess it's just a coincidence that Mitt Romney's own decision always happens to be doubling-down on the the very same conservative policies that led to the economic collapse under George W. Bush. Of course, as Greg Sargent regularly points out, Mitt Romney will never admit
that he remembers what happened under Bush. Thanks to that Romnesia
, he makes statements like this:
I propose an entirely different course, a new course — unlike anything of our past.
If that's true, it's only because nobody has ever before run a presidential campaign premised on the notion that we need to give another try to the very same policies that crashed the economy just four years earlier. Well, nobody except for John McCain. And Herbert Hoover.