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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

The GOP Follies (II)

He may not be able to win the hearts and minds of the GOP faithful, but Mitt Romney has one thing his current foes do not: credibility.

Yeah, Our Man Myth has more positions than the Kama Sutra. But he has had the good sense to lead a boring life and thus far avoid the finger pointing now embroiling the Herman Cain and Rick Perry camps over allegations of sexual harassment and dirty tricks.

At least so far.

CainGate is simply the latest example of the GOP's lack of touch with reality. You have the primary field descending into trivia while the congressional counterparts do everything in their power to ignore the real issue facing the nation -- an economy where there are a handful of big winners while the rest of us idle in neutral or fall back.

Romney comes across statesman-like amid this rabble, even as Democrats begin to soften up the last Republican likely to be standing after this farce of a campaign comes to a close.

A Pyrrhic victory for Romney -- and a stunning loss for a nation that deserves better than political sideshows from a party that has yet to offer a solution for our woes that doesn't involve more tax cuts for "job creators" who aren't creating anything but wealth for themselves.

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