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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 10, 2015

Third Time Is The Charm

Unbelievably, Willard "Willard" Romney is considering running for President again.  Usually losing twice is enough, but every once and awhile a William Jennings Bryan or Adlai Stevenson comes along who feels that "this time will be the charm!"

With Bryan, he was clinging to an America that he thought could provide him with an electoral majority long after that moment had passed.  Stevenson was convinced that his ideological purity was enough to unseat a popular president.

Neither one won.  And Romney is no Henry Clay, who suffered from bad timing and a few poor policy gambles that backfired.  Willard was a governor once.

However, I don't think he has a snowball's chance in hell of winning the nomination.  The GOP tends to blame its losses on the person, never the ideology ("Conservatism never fails, it can only be failed.") And Romney has the stink of failure on him.

Hopefully this helps elevate a Talibangelical like Huckabee or a Teanderthal like Cruz.  Because that would be fun.

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