For all of these reasons, Romney is eminently qualified to make the pro-market case. But his campaign, at least up to now, has lacked vision and followed in George W. Bush’s footsteps. Romney’s pragmatic, technocratic approach reassures people but fails to excite them. The Republican base is thus far uninspired, and independent voters fear a Bush repeat. Romney must differentiate himself from both Bush and Obama, rallying the Republican base while also attracting independents. Pledging a better future for America by defending the American free-market system against a Southern European–style crony capitalism is the perfect way to do it. It’s time for Romney to pick up this flag. CityJournal
That is the closer of a quick read article found at City Journal by Luigi Zingales. The theme of the article is quite clear. There is a difference between big business and free markets. In one of the ironies of our time the Democrats, whose faithful number many of those who naturally rail against Big Business are actually in the Party that has probably supported Big Business better than anyone else. Think about that if you’re a (D) or an OWS fan.