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Nice Losers

grobbins Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 4:54 AM
Romney ran mostly on "fixing the economy." But he never really explained how dangerous the economic outlook is. To the average American who is employed, an 8% unemployment rate may be troubling a bit, but not that much. And who besides economists wakes up sweating over only 2% GDP growth? Inflation and interest rates are quite low. The debt? The public has been warned over and over again about debts and deficits, and so far they can see nothing untoward happening because of them. They may now consider the warnings as just a shibboleth. So I don't think the average Joe thinks the economy is that bad.

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...