Candidate Mitt Romney tells Fortune magazine, Politico
reports, that he plans to shrink the federal government, and one target
of his planned shrinkage will be the arts. Romney says he’ll eliminate
PBS and the National Endowments for the Arts, garnering what one
columnist called “chump change,” about $590 million, a small drop in the
Here again candidate Romney shows himself not as statesman, but as an anything-that-appeals, know-nothing politician with limited vision and questionable values. The more he talks, the more we know about his values, the clearer it becomes that his candidacy must be rejected.
Ronald Goldfarb, Washington, D.C. attorney and author, represents writers and writer organizations.