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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:19 AM

What can be worse than to sell your soul and find it not valuable enough to get anything for it?

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... McGovern and Dole were war heroes. They asked what they could do for their country. Romney, who avoided military service as a missionary, said none of his sons of military age could serve because they were serving the nation by helping him, year after year, run for president. Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your country can do for your family.

Many losing candidates became elder statesmen of their parties. What lessons will Romney have to teach his party? The art of crawling uselessly? How to condemn 47 percent of Americans less privileged and beautiful than his family? How to repudiate the past while damaging the future? It is said that he will write a book. Really? Does he want to relive a five-year-long experience of degradation? What can be worse than to sell your soul and find it not valuable enough to get anything for it? His friends can only hope he is too morally obtuse to realize that crushing truth. Losing elections is one thing. But the greater loss, the real loss, is the loss of honor....Wills, NYRB

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/nov/09/what-romney-lost/

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kpete Nov 2012 OP
global1 Nov 2012 #1
Voice for Peace Nov 2012 #5
russspeakeasy Nov 2012 #2
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The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2012 #4
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:34 AM

1. It Will Be Interesting To See What He Winds Up Doing......

maybe he'll retroactively unresign from Bain and take over as its head again.

Or maybe he'll open a car elevator company for the 1%'ers.

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Response to global1 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:46 AM

5. "retroactively unresign"

LOLOL

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:34 AM

2. I really hope that that is the last we see of him, or his family.

I just want to see those tax returns.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:52 AM

3. It is said that he will write a book

Well willard,here's a little marketing tip that may keep your book out of the dollar bin,for a little while.....Go Trailer Trash Barbie one better,and furnish crayons with your "book"......

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:32 AM

4. Wow. Burrrrrn.

Garry Wills is a very respected historian; he makes some excellent points about the fundamental issue of who Romney is. I think we had it pretty well figured out that Mittens is an empty suit who wanted to be President because he wanted to be President. But Wills has gone further and compared him to other losing candidates who, after losing, went on to careers of public service. He is speculating that Romney will just go back to making money, and I'll bet that's exactly what happens.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:48 AM

6. K&R. Great read nt

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