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Yes, THAT David Frum: The former speechwriter for George W. Bush, the former member of the ultra-conservative American Enterprise Institute think tank.

He was kicked out of the AEI after warning the GOP that Obamacare was here to stay, and they shouldn't have fought against it so hard.

Anyway, over at the Daily Beast, he hits Romney hard not once, but twice today:

Defend Capitalism?

For 20 years now, the GOP has been giving away the votes of professionals, upper-income non-whites, college-educated women, and other comparatively economically successful groups.

The party has rebased itself on the votes of whites without a college degree. Mitt Romney must gain almost two-thirds of their vote in 2012 to have any realistic hope of winning the White House.

Non-college whites are the most alienated and pessimistic group in the electorate and also the most nationalist. They may resent the "foreigner" Barack Obama, but there is one thing they hate even more: outsourcing—and those who do it.

Why is the Romney Campaign Talking So Crazy?

Yesterday was a truly ugly day on the campaign trail. Former Bush 41 Chief of Staff John Sununu told reporters on the campaign trail that President Obama had to learn to be an American—suggesting of course that he is not an American yet. (Killing bin Laden evidently being yet another of those jobs Americans won't do.)
It's probably hopeless by now to try to excite the GOP's conservative base about Romney, not only because of ideology, but even more because of sociology. Romney's life, career, and manner all combine to remind the white working class why their parents and grandparents voted Democratic.

Holy cow.
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