Now this, from Mitt Romney, in David Corn's follow-up exposé, I believe is the wholeheartedly, utterly indifferent Mitt Romney we have come to authentically know:
He informed his donors that a former secretary of state--he would not say who--had told him there was "a prospect for a settlement between the Palestinians and the Israelis." Romney recalled that he had replied, "Really?" Then he added that he had not asked this ex-secretary of state for further explanation.
I find Romney's unshakable incuriosity about the world to be far more presidentially frightening than his libertarian blather. The latter would be blocked Democratically just as President Obama's present recovery efforts are blocked by the GOP; we'd likely be in for little more than four more years of partisan bickering and legislative gridlock.
On foreign policy, however, Romney would be the mad master of his hopelessly clueless, neoconservative domain. All international difficulties would be answered by astonishingly simplistic resorts to mindless firepower; thoughts of subtle diplomacy and unmanly patience and soft power and peaceable, multilateral resolutions would be automatically discarded as wimpish and therefore exceptionally unAmerican.
The thought of such a thoughtless man in charge of the globe's most formidable military is petrifying.