Biography

01.20.125:00 PM ET

Blogging "The Real Romney"

David Frum's commentary while reading Mitt Romney's biography.

Just started the new Mitt Romney biography on the flight home from Charleston. I was very struck by this quotation from George Romney, then Governor of Michigan, explaining his refusal to endorse Barry Goldwater in 1964:

Dogmatic ideological parties tend to splinter the political and social fabric of a nation, lead to governmental crises and deadlocks, and stymie the compromises so often necessary to preserve freedom and achieve progress.

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