He’s no Rick Santorum — yet.
In his Wall Street Journal op-ed today (“How I’ll Respond to China’s Rising Power“), Mitt Romney writes:
…President Obama came into office as a near supplicant to Beijing, almost begging it to continue buying American debt so as to finance his profligate spending here at home. His administration demurred from raising issues of human rights for fear it would compromise agreement on the global economic crisis or even “the global climate-change crisis.” Such weakness has only encouraged Chinese assertiveness and made our allies question our staying power in East Asia… [Emphasis added]
So contrast Romney’s quotemarks around “the global climate-change crisis” — which subtly indicate skepticism — with Santorum’s blunter:
Cm’on Mitt. Be bold.