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One Big Failure

true liberal Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:31 AM
The problem is that Romney was not conservative enough to get out the base. He was definitely liberal enough. Someone said that once the electorate finds out that they can vote themselves other people's wealth, the republic will be over. are we there yet?
PassuerDFumes Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 10:16 AM
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.”
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest of these: It Might Have Been." --John Greenleaf Whittier

The pundit world will now eviscerate Mitt Romney, a man who, had he garnered just a few hundred thousand more votes in a few key districts, would have been hailed as political genius. Instead, his every fault will be examined, his mistakes magnified and his defeat decreed to be, in retrospect, inevitable.

Romney was not my first choice. I had been hoping for Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. But in the course of the long campaign, I had come to admire Romney immensely....