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As Mitt Romney's presidential campaign circles the drain, Republican pundits are loudly bemoaning the many manifest inadequacies of their crappy leader. To be sure, Romney is a horrible candidate, but does Peggy Noonan think Newt Gingrich would be doing any better? Herman Cain? Rick Santorum? Republicans got the candidate they deserve.

After all, it's not Romney's fault that the inmates are running the asylum. Mitt was the only remotely electable GOP politician willing to twist himself into a right-wing pretzel in order to slip past the gauntlet of teabaggers standing guard at the gates of Tampa. Daniels, Christie, and Bush didn't have the nerve. Their cowardice left the field wide open for Romney to shit the bed.

So leave Mitt alone, Bill Kristol. Start cleaning up the mess in your own backyard, and maybe your party will have a shot in 2016.

(From my blog.)

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  •  Tip Jar (1+ / 0-)
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    Andrew F Cockburn

    There's no such thing as a moderate Republican.

    by maksutov66 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 05:57:24 AM PDT

  •  Always helps to have a visual. (2+ / 0-)
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    Andrew F Cockburn, liberalagogo

    Still enjoying my stimulus package.

    by Kevvboy on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 06:25:08 AM PDT

  •  Yesterday Kos was mocking the (1+ / 0-)
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    white blitz

    polls in the primaries where Republicans were saying that Mitt was the most electable candidate. My reaction was that I agreed with them then and, looking back, I still agree with them.

    I also agree with what Ann Romney said yesterday- Mitt was willing to go for it while other Republican politicians sat on their thumbs. The pundits can talk about how bad a candidate Mitt is, but he is better than Bush, Christie, Daniels et al.- at least he ran. He will have sacrificed time, money, and most of his reputation.

    I have been watching a congressional race from close up, and I cannot imagine doing it myself. I am willing to give even the craziest of wing nuts credit for courage for being willing to put themselves out there like that.

    None of the above should be interpreted as saying I support Romney, want him to do well in the election, or endorse any of his policies. I don't.

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