|The Rude Pundit, Lee Papa.|
It's actually kind of amazing that we're where we are. Though I don't blame the state of the union on the President, I certainly can see how people could. It would be an ideal year for a party switch, historically. So, how did Republicans end up with Romney? He was literally the best they could do. Remember the clown show that was the primary fight? There is nobody on deck. Even the potential VP picks are spectacularly underwhelming or of limited appeal. Still, I'm gonna be sweating it until November, I just know me. Oh, to have the confidence (and wit) of The Rude Pundit.
The Real Reason Mitt Romney Is Losing and Will Lose
". . .As people begin to write pre-mortem postmortems of Mitt Romney's campaign, you're going to see many question why and how, how in the world, indeed, could a candidate of Romney's vintage be losing. There will be conservatives who are smug about Romney having never been a true crazy right-winger. There will be conservatives who try to throw him a life preserver, like bald demon Reihad Salam at CNN, whose "Why Mitt Romney Is Losing" editorial is full of floaties. For instance, Salam posits a fantasy Romney, one who actually comes up with plans to, say, regulate banks once the weak Dodd-Frank bill is burned by some fantasy Congress. On the left, Charles Blow in the New York Times says of the one-term governor's strategy of just plain, f*cking lying about what Barack Obama is doing, "Romney has to find a line of attack that works because there is a creeping feeling beginning to overtake part of the electorate that his candidacy is in trouble. The problem is that these sorts of desperate, baseless attacks only amplify the sense of panic. . ."
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