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Nice Losers

BFDOFR Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 8:45 AM
I still think Thomas Sowell is the wisest man in America, certainly on matters economic. But, sad to say, I must disagree about Republican prospects. Neither going more hard line nor going even softer is going to cut. We are now a socialist country with a majority who see the government as their protector, saviour, provider, even family. I agree with Rush, who said the day after the election, "I feel like we've lost the country." Now, it's every man for himself, rear-guard actions, pretend to like the majority, act nice, but husband your resources.

Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment-- nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have.

The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalities while Truman spoke in hard-hitting specifics. Since then, there have been many re-runs of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates John McCain, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford and, when he ran...