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A Republican Retreat -- or Rout?

rman859 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 11:32 AM
Good for you! You are a Great American.
1960Republican Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 4:58 PM
rman -- not "Great," merely obeying the law, and grateful to have been born in this nation.
Given the expectations raised by the Republican punditocracy -- that Mitt was headed for a big victory -- the jolt of defeat hit especially hard.

Now, what had seemed an orderly retreat has taken on the aspect of a rout, with Beltway Republicans calling for abandonment of fixed positions all along the line.

After Senate candidates Richard Mourdock in Indiana and Todd Akin in Missouri bollixed the question of abortion in cases of rape, Republicans are being counseled to downgrade or dump the social issues. As young people seem to support same-sex marriage, why not be good libertarians and get on board?...