From “Clarifying Romney,” James Surowiecki, The New Yorker:
“Romney’s specific policies haven’t helped him much, either, partly because his economic speeches have been light on detail, and partly because his party’s ideology limits the kinds of solutions he can offer to the current job crisis. As a Republican, Romney can’t push for any more stimulus, and is demanding deep spending cuts (without specifying exactly what programs he’d kill). And, while even a conservative could go after the Federal Reserve for doing too little to boost economic growth, Ropmney has made exactly the opposite argument. He has said that he would replace Ben Bernanke with someone who would support a ‘strong dollar’ — which means tighter monetary policy, fewer exports, and fewer jobs.” Emphasis added.
This “strong dollar” garbage is intended to reach out to the Paul people, who want to return to the gold standard. He won’t just call out crazy for what it is, he panders to it, he appeases it.