Prepare to Enter ... The Reagan Zone
11:06 AM, Oct 23, 2007 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
Now this is just silly. Mitt Romney, traveling in South Carolina today, plans to propose a "'Reagan Zone Of Economic Freedom' to fuel a new wave of global prosperity." Here's a portion of the press release:
You can view Romney's PowerPoint presentation - I'm serious - on the "Reagan Zone" here.
Free trade contributes to global economic growth and lower prices. It promotes peace. It's worth championing on its merits, and Mitt Romney, as one of the best businessmen in America, is well equipped to make the case for trade. But the gimmicky idea of a "Reagan Zone" smacks of a consultant-driven campaign. Besides which, Romney's near-constant invocations of Reagan provide his opponents the opportunity to bring up this video, in which he is, shall we say, less charitable to the great president.