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  1. anoNY says:

    The Old Republic is for suckers! Skyrim Now, Skyrim Forever!!!1!

  2. EH says:

    "spit and wishes," nice.

  3. ElamBend says:

    TheGrinch is a much better natural politician and is good at tailoring his message without sounding like he's pandering (even though he is). He's especially in his element in SC (next to his home turf of Georgia). The big test will come when the process moves out west. Either way, MidClassMitt is a stiff. Even if he may be a better prospect for an executive position the reactions of the crowds in the SC debates lets you know that people are looking for emotion not skill. I mean, how else can you explain the outcome of 2008. People are voting on feeling and tribal loyalty; maybe even in that order.

  4. C. S. P. Schofield says:

    I keep hoping that one election or another will see an actual faction fight on the floor of one of the two major Party conventions. I think that such an event would do much to clear out the National arteries, especially if it became the norm.

  5. Vice Magnet says:

    Mitt has no personality, or as ElamBend put it, he's a stiff. One of the things that endears me to a candidate is if they are at least a little inspirational in addition to possessing the majority of my values. People are emotional creatures who think, in that order. That's how people buy stuff too. Here is the real question: Do you really think it matters who is in the Oval Office? I mean between Obama, Romney, Gingrich, Santorum do you really think there is going to be a paradigm shift in our governance? Sadly I don't think so anymore. Either I've become jaded or just wiser over time.

  6. C. S. P. Schofield says:

    Vince,

    There is seldom anything resembling a real paradigm shift in a government like ours. That is one of it's real virtues; it moves slowly, so you can usually get the hell out of it's way. Certainly it isn't efficient, but as I've read more and more history I've come to appreciate that an efficient government is an authentic menace.

    The "Progressive" 'eat your veggies and do what your betters tell you' style goes back to Woodrow Wilson (Teddy's style of Progressive was altogether less annoying).It's taken this long for matters to get where they are, and it will take as long again for things to shift back. Even if you time the beginning of that shift to Reagan, we have a good few decades to go.