Alex Massie

Flipper Romney stumbles onto truth...

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Romney in Iowa:

"America is not happy with how the war in Iraq   is going, and is angry. But America is not about to take a sharp left turn and put somebody in the White House who would turn America into a European-type state."

This is true in as much as no candidate is running on a platform that proposes turning the good ol' US of A into a namby-pamby European state.

Romney's antipathy to europe is quite something.

Enmity toward France, where Romney did his Mormon mission during college, is a recurring theme of the [campaign strategy] document. The European Union, it says at one point, wants to "drag America down to Europe's standards," adding: "That's where Hillary and Dems would take us. Hillary = France." The plan even envisions "First, not France" bumper stickers.

It goes without saying, natch, that any european politician who disparaged the United States in comparable terms would be denounced and vilified by the harpies on the American right. Still, it's useful to know that Romney despises America's allies. Chalk that up as another reason not to vote for him.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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