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What if Mitt Romney had been elected president in 2008?

Brad DeLong:

I see only two key policy differences between RomneyWorld and ObamaWorld. Had Romney been elected president in 2008 we would not have repealed the military policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." And had Romney been elected president in 2008, Elizabeth Warren would not now be assistant to the president for Consumer Financial Protection.

Otherwise? As far as policy is concerned, we would be smack on the mark that we are on now.

But the politics would be very, very different.

I agree with DeLong's conclusions, but he uses it as an opportunity to attack Republican political hypocrisy whereas it makes me wonder why Obama's policies look so much like a Republican's.

By fnord12 | February 4, 2011, 9:50 AM | Liberal Outrage