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  1. Political Spectrum: A View From the Left — Can Romney Beat Obama?

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    April 10, 2012 by Richard Drake

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    It seems apparent that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee. Can he beat President Obama?



 Mitt Romney, the man the Republican party must finally embrace as its standard bearer this year, is actually the perfect man for our times. He all-too-perfectly represents the conflict between what Obama means for America, and the modern-day values of the GOP. Romney is the candidate for those among us who fantasize about a return to the “good old days” when life was simpler, while Barack Obama represents for them the worst excesses of the decade that followed, a time when life became confusing. The Siren Song of the 1950s is the anthem of the “modern-day” GOP, and Mitt Romney is the perfect “Father Knows Best” candidate for them. The 50s, as historical revisionists would have us believe, was the last perfect decade (okay, except for the Reagan years, when it was a perpetual morning in America) before the 1960s came upon this great nation of ours and brought us down. Mitt Romney is the man to remind Americans of all of that. And he could win. Without the 1960s, men like Barack Obama would never have risen in the ranks of the Democratic …

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  2. Political Spectrum: A View From the Right — Can Romney Beat Obama?

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    April 10, 2012 by Mike Landry

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    It seems apparent that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee. Can he beat President Obama?



 Pitting Mitt Romney against Barack Obama recalls some aspects of the election of 2008. Romney has more media presence than the wooden John McCain. And overexposure, gaffs, and wobbly abilities in extemporaneous speaking have revealed Obama as being less than his initial image. But this is not about the election of another of the nice, respectable Republicans that the party establishment seems to love to nominate. The election is about Barack Obama. And the President has real problems. He pledged to his supporters the ending of the wars, the providing of civilian trials for terrorists, the closing of Guantanamo, the freeing of us from the curse of Wall Street, and he said he’d give us national health care and more. To date, the wars have expanded, terrorists don’t clog our courts, Guantanamo remains, the administration is cozy with Wall Street, and national health care is on the ropes. As a result, President Obama’s supporters are not amused. On the other hand, the administration promised to release the dogs of scorched earth environmentalism (including destruction of the coal industry), raise gas prices, spread the wealth, …

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