While the world has focused on Greece's failures -- with the implication that it was German beneficence that allowed Greek participation in the euro in the first place -- it is easy to lose sight of the fact that Germany has been the greatest beneficiary of the creation of the eurozone.
No matter how inspiring the future European vision might be, the strategy towards it, unfortunately, bears neither fiscal nor social morality over the people. The domino effect has started from Greece.
For the Romney campaign, Europe has taken over from China as the punching boy that represents the foreign other. In reality, to say or suggest that Europe has nothing to do with the American economy or American job growth is to live in pre-globalized fantasy land.