I’ve been assuming that Romney is pretty sharp. But now I’m wondering. From Romney’s big Iran op-ed in the Washington Post.
Until Iran ceases its nuclear-bomb program, I will press for ever-tightening sanctions, acting with other countries if we can but alone if we must.
Here’s an experiment: Take a ball of clay and tighten pressure on it with your fist, using all five fingers. That works pretty well — some bits of clay may escape, but for the most part you can squeeze the clay really, really hard.
Now try squeezing it with one finger acting alone and see how well that works.