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Analysis: Four More Years

Summers Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:22 PM
As an example, Herman, Mexico has fertile, arable land, a great variety of beautiful vacation spots for tourism, and plenty of oil and gas. It has never been more than a third world country and never will be. Take a look at South America and you will see it fares little better, with a few exceptions here and there, such as Brazilian off-shore drilling. It is a matter of the colonizing countries. Then, recognize that the WASP is an endangered species who will be offered no protection.

A few stray thoughts and observations in the aftermath of the 2012 election -- on substance, process, and tactics:

(1) The polls were broadly right, both at the state and national levels -- a dichotomy that I believed to be unlikely in the extreme as recently as yesterday morning.  The electorate ended up being D+6, nearly on par with 2008, and six points better than the 2010 midterms.  I was wrong about this, as were a good number of other observers.  The 2012 party ID figures from Gallup and Rasmussen upon which my assumptions were based were...

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