Romney’s offerings are more like simulacra of policy proposals. They look, from far away, like policy proposals. They exist on his Web site, under the heading of “Issues,” with subheads like “Tax” and “Health care.” But read closely, they are not policy proposals. They do not include the details necessary to judge Romney’s policy ideas. In many cases, they don’t contain any details at all.
So says Ezra Klein. And frankly, so says our entire experience with Mitt Romney. Tax returns? Retirement from Bain? PLANS? That's not for you people.
He's running an opaque campaign, hoping that not being Obama is good enough. Take taxes, Mr. Klein:
This is at the heart of Mitten's problem. He has run as a cipher for his entire political life. Now, by making a panic pick of Ryan, he can no longer be a cipher. He owns Ryan's plan, and so does the GOP. Which has a lot of GOP strategists very itchy.