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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Alas, Poor Romney, I Knew Him

A Romney Redux never made the least bit of sense to me.  Americans don't really care for losers and they prefer that you would just go away with all your loserness getting all over everything.

There is some speculation that the Bush Crime Family put out a hit on Romney, but that's just speculation.

It will be interesting to see how the GOP primary plays out.  On the Democratic side it will be Hillary vs Not-Hillary.  In 2008, there were really only two credible Not-Hillarys: Obama and Edwards.  If Elizabeth Warren stays out, there isn't an apparent Not-Hillary who can mount a truly credible challenge.

But on the GOP side, the closest thing to a frontrunner is Jeb Bush and there are a ton of reasons why I have a hard time seeing the GOP line up behind another Bush. Jeb is arguably more like Poppy than Dubya, and so he's going to have to act like Dubya, which is...yuck.

I'd have to think it will be a Governor, and Scott Walker makes a ton of sense.  Will the Texas oil money resurrect Rick Perry?  Will an insurgent like Ted Cruz or Rick Santorum catch fire?  Will spinster aunt and inveterate bedwetter Lindsay Graham be the neo-con/Southern candidate?

Fascinating open field, as it was four years ago.  And that worked so well...

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