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Romney’s the victim of campaigns that reduce issues to cartoons and caricatures

Mitt Romney

RUMOURS OF ROMNEY’S demise, to paraphrase Mark Twain, may be premature: but we know already the substance of the obituary should it soon come to that.

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The Real Losers and the Phony Winners


If you are old enough to have witnessed the not-so-distant arc of Bob Dole’s political career in real time, you will have some context for the apparent re-invention of Tim Pawlenty. You will also know the precise manner in which the Evangelical Christian right has debased the Republican primary to the current level at which it yields every four years a depressing spectacle of hypocrisy, hateful demagoguery, and anti-intellectualism.

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