What about candidate Romney’s speech? [text/video via Politico] It wasn’t the General Assembly–some place a little more prestigious, perhaps, so go ahead and grade it too.
Jonathan Cohn called it vintage Romney:
That tone was altogether appropriate for the occasion—an apolitical posture for what is, at least in the context of campaign politics, an apolitical meeting. But it’s also a reminder of how different and, I think, more appealing Romney can be when he’s not trying to be such an ideologue.
It was also called a cogent call for revamping foreign aid, criticized for presuming other countries want to be like the US, and even compared to revealing the “Bromance of 2013“, a pretty good speech. On the substance, this one hurts.