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  •  What I find interesting is the shooting gallery (25+ / 0-)

    It's fascinating how the various candidates that, for whatever reasons, aren't favored by the behind the scenes GOP power elite have all had negative stories about them become dominant in the media cycles over the past few months.

    I doubt the media is just lurching from one to the other on their own accord.  Whomever appears to be the current threat to Romney finds themselves under the media spotlight and facing reports of some wrongdoing or the other in their past.

    Who might the hidden hand be?  And if the GOP power elite will go this negative on their own people, it suggests that all of that PAC money is going to be funding a truly ugly campaign next year when the race boils down to just two candidates.

    Funny how nothing, so far, has been dug up that truly threatens to derail Romney's campaign.  His main obstacle doesn't seem to be an adversarial press, but rather an apathetic base.  

    It's like watching a mile and a half horse race where the odds on favorite is in the middle or back of the pack, but instead of gaining on them, someone from the grandstand is shooting the horses in 1, 2 and 3 position one by one as they round the last turn.

    "By your late thirties the ground has begun to grow hard. It grows harder and harder until the day that it admits you.” Thomas McGuane, Nobody's Angel

    by Keith930 on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 10:15:02 AM PST

    •  I'd give you another "4" for your... (5+ / 0-)
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      ....sig line. Anybody who quotes McGuane gets one from me.

      The surest way to predict the future is to invent it. — Stephen Post. [Me at Twitter.]

      by Meteor Blades on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 10:21:54 AM PST

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    •  Comment of the month here K930. (2+ / 0-)
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      Beyond the general absurdity of these Repiglican wave candidates has been that of the hidden snipers felling them one by one. Amusing, but deadly.
      Rove & Co., et al., backed by that "GOP power elite"?

      The next election year is going to be really interesting, I hope the Democrats are ready for it, it will be unprecedented.

      "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans Willkommen auf das Vierte Reich! Sie Angelegenheit nicht mehr.

      by Bluefin on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 12:38:41 PM PST

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      •  I submit (0+ / 0-)

        that it is this fact that fuels a good deal of Paul support, particularly among the Occupy movement. Look who seems to be out to get Paul, and it starts looking like he's the guy to vote for.

        If the GOP establishment laughs at him and says he can't win, I get that. But when the GOP establishment joins forces with supposedly progressive Obama advocates to attack him, that's a different story.

        That's where I am on this article. I live in South Carolina, and voting in the Democratic Primary would be an exercise both in futility and, in the case of Obama, a vote of confidence I'm not willing to cast. The general election is a different story, but I don't see the harm in supporting Ron Paul in the GOP primaries because 1) the Republicans hate him even worse than the oh-so-sensitive Democrats that can't stand his "racism" and 2) if he won, it would prevent someone that would use the power of the Federal government to institute genuine Christo-fascism from being the nominee. Paul might turn it back to the states, which, living in South Carolina, home of America's most corrupt state government, gives me the willies, I admit; but I like the general idea of devolving power to the people, and I sure as hell haven't seen that happening under establishment Democratic OR Republican administrations in my lifetime.

        -5.38 -4.72 T. Atlas shrugged. Jesus wept.

        by trevzb on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 01:32:37 PM PST

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        •  I've done a couple strategic primary vote (0+ / 0-)

          crossovers too.
          It gets you on the rescumlican mailing lists (until you go D again). Which gets you some amazing reading material (if you can stomach it). At least you get an idea of what they're up to, or what their masters want them to 'think' about anyway.

          "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans Willkommen auf das Vierte Reich! Sie Angelegenheit nicht mehr.

          by Bluefin on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 08:06:05 PM PST

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