Romney joins the opportunistic conservative chorus

Mitt Romney has now joined the chorus of “Obama must do more” about the oil spill, but his main suggestion is silly, as Paul at Powerline points out:

For his part, Romney urges Obama to “camp out” near the Gulf and inspire experts to think up a solution. This strikes me as magical thinking.

I would argue that, as a general matter, it makes more sense for a president to devote his energy to worrying about problems and disasters that haven’t yet occurred and that, therefore, can perhaps be prevented, than to become absorbed in the technological ins-and-outs of the response to a disaster that has already occurred. In the case of Obama, though, it might be just as well if he spins his wheels in the Gulf for a while.

In other words, all the things that Obama wants to do as president would be harmful, so it would be just as well if, against his own desires, he becomes completely absorbed in solving the oil spill, where he would be merely wasting his time, rather than wreaking multidimensional ruin on the United States.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 11, 2010 11:10 PM | Send

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