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It is a tour de force takedown of the neocon pundit extraordinarie John Podhoretz. Breathtaking its thoroughness, fully linked, Chait exposes Pohoretz for the mind numbing doofus he most certainly is.

A sampling:

The preelection Podhoretz believed that Romney was offering just the right level of detail to the voters:
... the “Romney isn’t being substantive enough” crowd is wrong if its members think the strategy of staying relatively vague is a losing one. Successful politicians have to allow less ideological voters some room to project their own best hope for the future onto the person they’re thinking of voting for.
The postelection Podhoretz now sees that Romney’s singular error was his failure to offer enough specifics:
The contentlessness of the Romney campaign was a vacuity of the center-right …Thus did the flight from content create a fatal problem for Romney. He may have thought his lack of specificity would lend him more appeal, but in the end, it made him less appealing because he offered nothing but words.
Go read it for yourself if you can't gen enough of the post election schadenfreude.

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