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We are in the second half of the second round, which means we'll now start choosing the quarterfinal matchups. The bracket is here. Today's winner will face off against the GOP debate audience booing the gay soldier.


"I value my character and my integrity more than anything else. And for every one person that comes forward with a false accusation, there are probably, there are thousands who would say none of that sort of activity ever came from Herman Cain."
So there you have it! "Your honor, I didn't kill this man, because there are probably thousands more who would testify that I never murdered them."

As a punchline—the conservative audience cheered wildly in response.


 U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney shakes hands with a supporter as he campaigns in Altoona Iowa
"Some of my best friends profit from your sports consumption habits!" (John Gress/Reuters)
Mitt, salt of the earth:
Asked by an Associated Press reporter as he was greeting NASCAR fans [at the Daytona 500] whether he follows the sport, Romney said: “Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans. But I have some great friends that are NASCAR team owners.”
Romney admitted shortly thereafter that perhaps that wasn't the best way to connect with voters.
During a stop at his campaign headquarters in Livonia, Mich., a reporter asked Romney whether he realized that comments accentuating his wealth were hurting his campaign.

"Yes. Next question," Romney simply stated.

So he never did it again. Except that he did it again.
"Well, you know I’m surprised to hear that Denver’s thinking about him, they’re -- I don’t want him in our neck of the woods to Miami or to the Jets," Romney said. "But I’ve got a lot of good friends, the owner Miami Dolphins, and the New York Jets — both owners are friends of mine."
It's been tough on Mitt. Why can't the voters be as suitably impressed about his coterie of friends as his country club mates?


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