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  •  romney wins (3+ / 0-)

    but it continues to be a mess, maybe even with some bruised feelings.

    santorum never really had a chance because the gop establishment would have found a way to take him down. but i think an obama win over romney is better than over santorum, because it can't be dismissed as but an easy win over a fringe head case. it's a smackdown to the myth of the moderate republican, and further proof of the gop's deeper and wider and more permanent problems.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 03:25:36 PM PST

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    •  I appreciate what you're saying, but (0+ / 0-)

      I think it's actually more likely the opposite.

      McCain was the moderate last time and we got the old "not evil enough" routine from the GOP base and so they pushed for maximum resistance.  I think they would likely do the same this time around.  I'd rather the mouth-breathers get their guy, see him fight the good fight and get creamed.   Then the few remaining relatively sane people in the GOP could assert themselves somewhat and even (gasp!) cross party lines once in a while.

      Ceterum censeo Factionem Republicanam esse delendam.

      by journeyman on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 03:58:09 PM PST

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      •  that's fine, too (1+ / 0-)
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        mccain's loss was blamed on palin and on bush- there were easy excuses. romney's makes it twice in a row for the supposed gop moderates. but if the party reacts by more fully and finally embracing the hard right extreme, all the better...

        The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

        by Laurence Lewis on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 04:50:12 PM PST

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        •  Again, I can see where you're coming from (0+ / 0-)

          but unless we clean up in November, something I hope to do, but I am not willing to stake the future on, we need to break the far right.  A Romney loss will not do that.  A Santorum loss will.

          Ceterum censeo Factionem Republicanam esse delendam.

          by journeyman on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 07:59:43 PM PST

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