David Post, who teaches law at Temple University and is a regular contributor to the Volokh Conspiracy, a group of very intelligent conservative and libertarian legal scholars, gives his two cents on the two major candidates in the presidential election. He gives Obama “a B or B+” for his performance as president, noting the economic disaster he faced when coming into office. And he has this to say about Romney:
And finally, there’s Romney. I guess there are people who think that he would have managed the last 4 years better than Obama did, but I’m sure not among them. The guy’s as light a lightweight as I can imagine – he makes Bush look like Schopenhauer. I shudder to think how he reacts when, say, Israel bombs Iran’s reactors, or Iran bombs Israel, or both, or when someone figures out how to shut down the Grid, or when war breaks out in northern Mexico, or when any of the terrible things we can’t even imagine happening actually happen. My guess is that he reacts the way Bush reacted when something he couldn’t imagine happening actually happened — Hurricane Katrina springs to mind – and it’s not a comforting thought.
Makes Bush look like Schopenhauer. Ouch. That’s gonna leave a mark.