The Case for Romney

by Ramesh Ponnuru

In the new issue, I explain why I’ve concluded that Gov. Romney is the best option for conservatives. I’ve already gotten some blowback along the lines of “Who are you to tell me who to support?” Answer: Just someone whose article you’ve read. Obviously, this is the type of question where different conservatives can reach different conclusions from similar premises. I can’t force anyone to support the candidate I think makes the most sense: Otherwise we would have had eight years of President Phil Gramm from 1997 to 2005. All I can do is explain what I think and why I think it, and people are free to accept or reject my views, in whole or in part.