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  1. the GOP had GOOD potential candidates – Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels, Colin Powell and probably a half-dozen others but the hard right of the GOP was not going to have them.

    look at who ended up in the debates? Gingrich, Perry, Bachman, Santorum, Cain and Paul.

    these guys instead of more moderate, more mainstream folks.

    Romney was neither fish nor fowl… the only reason the right tolerated him at all was they thought if he got in they could control him. Other than that … they nothing invested in him and easily walked away from him.

    He was never the leader of the GOP – he never was going to be the leader of the GOP.

    The GOP has to decide if they truly want to govern – rather than impose their beliefs on an unwilling electorate.

  2. Max Planck

    Pathetic stuff.

    For one, I cannot recall a candidate so singularly out of sync with the mood of the country. Condescending, arrogant, dismissive, and totally out of touch. You may be right about not “wanting” it. To him, this must have seemed like another buyout.

    His tax plan was incoherent, and unworkable. His signature legislative acheivement, (which is working well, to his credit) he disavowed for expediency’s sake. His ideals were as plastic and elastic as his persona.

    He will be quickly forgotten by history. Wendell Willkie will be remembered far longer and with greater admiration than this stuffed suit.

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