(The American Conservative is the only print publication I get these days, and I can't recommend it enough, especially since they're running a $10 special on an annual subscription. (No, that's not a referal link - I just love the magazine.))
Daniel McCarthy, over at The American Conservative, didn't waste any time - almost as soon as Mitt finished giving his foreign policy speech, McCarthy had his take up.
Read the whole thing.
This was not a speech he had to make — a speech distracting from the ground Romney had recently made up by refocusing his attention on the plight of America’s middle class. And if he had to make a foreign-policy speech, it did not have to cater to the neoconservatives and pork hawks already on his team. Nothing in this speech appeals to a war-weary and economically troubled people. It’s politically damaging. But he gave this speech anyway, and the only reasonable explanation is either that Mitt really believes — zealously — what he says, or else he’s entirely compliant to the ideological demands of right-wing Wilsonians.
Obama's domestic policy is horrible, but if you've been tempted into settling for Mitt - don't. He's GWBII.