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Nice Losers

Robert 206 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 6:02 AM
Thanks, Mr. Sowell. Republicans submit to "niceness" every time! I think Romney's kookie religion also had a role. (Don't tell Glenn Beck.) Despite his "marital problems" Newt Gingrich was the best man! He had "talked the talk, and walked the walk" more than any other candidate. We listened to Ann Coulter about the perfect candidate and found out he might be "perfect" but he couldn't bring it home!
chris73 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 6:54 AM
Your comments about Romney's "kookie religion are not necessary" and does more to discredit your argument. That said, I will agree with your comments about Newt.

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...