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


    April 10, 2012 by Richard Drake

    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 …