Daily: Mitt Romney’s lurch to the right is neither credible nor wise; it’s disastrous

I have a backlog of links I could put into this post but I am going to get this out now to concentrate on one issue: the US presidential election and Mitt Romney's meltdown. At the beginning of the year, I predicted that Romney would win the US election because the economy would be weak and this would be an electoral albatross for Obama. This may still be the case but a lot of argument from that post is starting to look wrong. Here's what I wrote:

Romney will be elected President: when you look at one-term post World War II US presidents, usually an economic downturn killed them. The sixty Go-Go years were as much a problem for Johnson as Vietnam. Ford and Carter had stagflation and Bush 41 had the first jobless recovery. The Republicans can’t win if the economy holds. Obama has to hope...


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