Paul, by talking up his isolationism, would goad Romney into sounding like Dick Cheney.
The answer lies in the intersection of isolationism and war.
So how does he end up with the leader of American isolationism?
Cheney tacitly bashed Paul last month, saying an “increasing strain of isolationism” is taking over their party.
The cold war lasted half a century, but isolationism never left the conservative DNA.
Yet American minimalism, isolationism, realism, mind-our-own-business-ism—whatever you want to call it—is cyclical.
We have made it equally dear that we will not retreat to isolationism.
Perfectionism, no less than isolationism or imperialism or power politics, may obstruct the paths to international peace.
isolationism would not only tie our hands in fighting enemies, it would keep us from helping our friends in desperate need.
This is a fact: Strength in the pursuit of peace is no vice; isolationism in the pursuit of security is no virtue.