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I love New Republic, tons of great writers. Contributing to the quickly growing collection of reflections on the GOP's total fail to produce a decent candidate, this one by Ed Kilgore contains a real gem of a quote,

Whatever their problems, polarization has given Republicans a virtually unshakable base in both popular and electoral votes. They could run a candidate in clown makeup for president—and in 2012, they might have, judging from the party's other leading primary candidates—and still win 45 percent of the vote and 150 electoral votes.

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  •  Why the snark tag? (0+ / 0-)

    Imagine my surprise to find Kilgore to be a fan of the DLC. If he wants his party to be relevant in the future I suggest they embrace DLC positions. At least then the country would have a choice between 2 sane parties.

  •  Do you think they'll ever give us who they really (0+ / 0-)

    want?

    Let's face it - Romney was a front. The primary voters had not so secret flings with every one of the other candidates, other than Huntsman.

    They clearly did not want Romney, but gave in, because in their heart of hearts, knew nobody else could come close to what Romney nearly pulled off.

    Do you think next time they'll actually send one of their crazy people? Bachmann, Palin, or Rick Perry?

    I'm hopin' so. You betcha! (wink.)

    Rick Perry - the greatest scientist since Galileo!

    by Bobs Telecaster on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 12:21:33 PM PST

  •  CNN and Gallup (0+ / 0-)

    CNN and Gallup have Bozo D Clown polling 53%

  •  Not An Option (0+ / 0-)

    Ann put her foot down and said that this is Mitt's last chance.

    On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

    by stevemb on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 12:49:28 PM PST

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