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I don't have time for a detailed diary on this, but I wanted to get it up for comment.  The point is, I believe, that Mitt's Republican primary opponents never really got down and dirty on Mitt, and his eventual nomination seemed destined, given the compromised nature of his opponents (really - Newt?  Santorum?  Perry?)

Now that his bromides and deflections with respect to his ethics, policies and taxes are being pursued in earnest, the more people find out about Mitt, the less they like him.  On Morning Joe this a.m., even the clueless Mika & Co noted Mitt's bad numbers, with high unpopularity and low popularity among voters, especially swing voters.  And stuff like this isn't going to help Mittens break thru Q factor wise:

There is no shortage of unsavory links. Even the Tribune article referred to by the Romney campaign reports that "about $6.5 million of $37 million that established the company came from wealthy El Salvadoran families linked to right-wing death squads."

The Salaverria family, whose fortune came from producing cotton and coffee, had deep connections to the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA), a political party that death-squad leader Roberto D'Aubuisson founded in the fall of 1981. The year before, El Salvador's government had pushed through land reforms and nationalized the coffee trade, moves that threatened a ruling class whose financial and political dominance was built in large part on growing coffee. ARENA controlled and directed death squads during its early years.

On March 24, 1980, Oscar Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador and an advocate of the poor, was celebrating Mass at a chapel in a small hospital when he was assassinated on D'Aubuisson's orders, according to a person involved in the murder who later came forward.

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