Peter Suderman on Mitt Romney's Fake Policy Plans


After last night's Super Tuesday victories, Mitt Romney's longstanding lead in the GOP primary looks increasingly solid. His policy plans, however, are as flimsy as ever. Indeed, exploring his economic policy proposals is rather like touring a Hollywood backlot. Like a street façade on a movie set, Romney's economic plans are designed to project an outward appearance of functionality. But when you look behind their cleverly made-up fronts, there's nothing to see. Romney's policy offerings on taxes, spending, and entitlements consistently lack crucial structural details. Associate Editor Peter Suderman argues that his campaign seems intent on emulating the outward appearance of policy proposals without providing anything that's actually workable.