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Nice Losers

Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 6:51 AM
Oh how I wish it had been Newt Gingrich or Herman Cain up there "debating" Obama. Either one would have ripped him a new one.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 7:01 PM
Cain is a good man, but he has shown that he cannot think on his feet. I cringed at many of his answers in press interviews.

He has a place in conservative leadership, but not as president.
MrPaul Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 8:33 AM
Let's hope Newt is willing to run again in 2016. Maybe by that time our conservative brethren will have come to the realization that a candidate who ruffles some feathers, even within his own party and who has been through two divorces is still far better than a left wing idealog who will spend this country into oblivion.

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...