Philosophical Teachings of George Costanza Continue to Influence Romney Campaign

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Mitt Costanza. Photo: Photos: Splash News, NBC

In early May, Mitt Romney summed up his economic plan for the country by announcing that he would simply "do the opposite" of President Obama.

“What I would do? People ask me, ‘What would you to get the economy going?’ and I say, ‘Well look at what the president’s done and do the opposite,’” Romney told a group gathered at a warehouse in northern Virginia.

Romney extended this Costanzian philosophy to Middle East affairs over the weekend at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's annual meeting in Cornwall, Pennsylvania:

He responded with ridicule when asked what he would do, if elected, to strengthen U.S. relations with the Jewish state.

"I think, by and large, you can just look at the things the president has done and do the opposite," Romney said, to laughter and applause ...

So ... Romney would, what, sell advanced weaponry to Iran and impose harsh economic sanctions on Israel? We're starting to think that Romney's unwavering dedication to the teachings of a sitcom character might be a mistake.