One of Governor Romney's criticisms of President Obama is that he "takes his political inspiration from Europe..." Romney never gives specifics on this criticism. But the irony is that Romney (and Representative Ryan) "takes his political inspiration from Europe" and that the European policies they embrace have already proven disastrous there. Europe has some excellent and some terrible economic policies. Romney and Ryan have shown an unerring talent for embracing Europe's worst financial policies and denigrating its best policies. What is amazing is that no matter how badly the European policies fail, Romney and Ryan ignore those failures and promise to drag us down the path to inevitable failure as well.