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Nice Losers

johnm h Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 6:15 PM
One can point out lies, disinformation and the false narratives without being nasty or aggressive, but the candidate has to know the issues well enough to handle the spin with brief zingers. While no candidate can know everything in depth, he must know economics and basic power politics at some depth. Fortunately that isn’t that difficult. Unfortunately handlers, the "political strategists" simply don't understand the substance of any of the issues. They'd call insightful criticisms too wonkish.
charlesthehammer Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 7:04 PM
It's a shame, and I guess fate, that Newt wasn't the candidate. Newt knows how to deal with democrats and the MSM. Too bad his past has left him out of consideration.

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...