Forward?

Please remember that when you vote for a presidential candidate, you’re also voting for the team that will craft policy for the next four years. Many who hold high positions in the current Administration used to work for Bill Clinton. Many who would hold high positions in the next Administration used to work for George W. Bush.

Romney’s top two economic advisors are men who served as George W. Bush’s top two financial meltdown architects: Glenn Hubbard and Greg Mankiw. If you like tax-cuts for the rich and less financial regulation, you’ll love these guys. Then there’s Michael Hayden and Cofer Black, our nation’s two most fervent “enhanced interrogation” advocates. Want to invade Iran? Then Eliot Cohen, Dan Senor, and  Max Boot are your kinda guys.

Back in March the Rev. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention told the Romney campaign it could win over “recalcitrant conservatives,” as reported the Washington Post, by “previewing a few Cabinet selections: Santorum as attorney general, Gingrich as ambassador to the United Nations and John Bolton as secretary of state.” All three selections now are seen as strong possibilities.

Lastly, a press secretary for the Republican National Committee, Alexandra Franceschi, provoked some Democratic chortling when she responded to a question asking whether the 2012 GOP agenda was any different from the Bush/Cheney agenda. “I think it’s that program, just updated,” she replied…

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