Chances of Mitt Romney taking advice from anyone other than the people on his campaign are slim. And chances of him taking advice from Bill Keller, former New York Times executive editor, are even slimmer. Especially when that advice is to sound more like President Obama.
Keller writes in a column today what he thinks Romney should do in tonight's debate:
"I’d describe myself as a qualified admirer of President Obama’s foreign policy. It is reactive and rarely inspiring, but judicious and flexible. Romney shows little instinct for a dangerously complex world. But in the spirit of nonpartisanship, here’s my advice to the challenger. ..."
That advice includes essentially the opposite of what Romney will probably do: "Go easy on Benghazi," "Say something nice about the Palestinians" and "Cool it on China."