Romney’s Real Competition

It is admittedly easier to run against Carter than against the Roosevelt legend, but one cannot pick one’s rivals.

As Mitt Romney is already being deluged with advice on how to rally his campaign, then – avec moi le deluge – here is my suggestion. It will not suffice for Romney to convince voters that Barack Obama is the second coming of Jimmy Carter: He must also convince them that Obama cannot be the second coming of FDR.