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Nice Losers

M1946W Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 8:20 AM
It remains to be seen whether we even have elections in 2014. With the economy again spinning down into recession some civil disorder would be understandable. If it gets bad enough it may well allow Obama to seize power in a way that is simply unthinkable to most Americans.

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...