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The Best Centrist Argument for Mitt Romney and Why It Won't Work

Centrists could think that once elected Mitt Romney will  achieve wonders because he is better than Obama  at getting things done  and because Democrats will play ball with him  while Republicans trot out center-right bills  that actually get passed In other words Mitt will break the logjam and government will start to move again This is a very powerful argument because it suggests the electoral wisdom of the American people At bottom we want things to work and if they work better with a Republican at the helm well who cares The problem with this is twofold 1. Romney is dug in too deep to get anything but grief from  Democrats who are not gonna take it anymore He is beholden to Koch Rove WSJ Wingnuts and so forth 2. So close are his instincts to truly harmful and risky things that the folk who think as the first paragraphs of this piece think are very wrong We are looking at a W clone a servant of Big Oil someone who will warm the cockles of Cheney's heart Mitt may present himsel…

Two Male Peas in a Republican Pod and other Recent Tweets 8/21/2012 8:38 AM ET

48m RT Paul Ryan and Todd Akin, co-sponsors of their own anti-choice bill, two male peas in a Republican pod:  ExpandReplyDeleteFavoritedBuffer 1h The one admirable thing Romney did in MA was create Obamacare. Expand