Monday, October 10, 2011

Foreign Policy: Huntsman vs. Romney

An interesting contrast is developing. Read more about it here.

One key way in which their differing world views show up in policy:

Huntsman, unlike Romney, is open and eager to find cuts in the defense budget. The difference could create a powerful point of debate between the two given the economic focus of the election and the interest in cutting waste from government spending. When they were considering presidential runs, both Haley Barbour and Mitch Daniels unapologetically favored thorough reviews of the defense budget and wanted to see cuts. Without the pair of fiscally conservative governors in the race, the primary has lacked much discussion of the issue. But with Huntsman’s and Romney’s differing visions, it could crop up on Tuesday.


SheaHeyKid said...

With Christie throwing his (considerable)* weight behind Romney's campaign, the nomination is all but Romney's to lose.

In all seriousness, that's an absolute slam dunk win for Romney. Especially since Christie was willing to offer it so quickly after announcing he wouldn't run. Rather than sitting on the sidelines--which would suggest dissatisfaction with the current crop and thus a lukewarm endorsement at best in the future--he came right out and pulled for Romney with no hesitation.

*In the words of the late, great John Belushi, sorry.


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