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This Week in 2012

CHRIS PUMMER: Despite being dislodged atop recent polls by Herman Cain, Rick Perry still poses the most likely danger to Mitt Romney’s chances of garnering the GOP nomination for president. Continue reading

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The Week in 2012

HOWARD MEGDAL: Mitt, Mitt, Mitt, Mitt. What the hell are you doing, Mitt?

If you are running with the hope/belief that enough moderate Republicans and Republicans realistic to pick the most electable candidate are going to make you the nominee,…

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GOP Debate

HOWARD MEGDAL: Truthfully, I don’t think we learned much here, other than about Tim Pawlenty.

CHRIS PUMMER: Pawlenty showed everyone he’s not ready, while Mitt Romney made the case that he’s the legitimate frontrunner in this race. Continue reading

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Palin/Romney: Who Is Winning?

HOWARD MEGDAL: The 2012 primaries are a long way off, but by any measure, Sarah Palin is the favorite right now to be the GOP standard-bearer in the next presidential election. GOP strategist Phil Musser, among many others, have come to this conclusion. I have felt this way since the fall of 2008, and nothing that has taken place since then has changed my mind.

CHRIS PUMMER: Mitt Romney has the steadiest political hands that will try to reach for the 2012 Republican nomination, which is why he’ll be the likely winner. Continue reading

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Santorum 2012?

CHRIS PUMMER: While Rick Santorum’s high-wattage crazy might attract a few moths, it’s doubtful to attract a huge segment of the GOP base when brighter political lights like Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin or even Sam Brownback wait for conservatives to swarm to them.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Where I think those skeptical of Rick Santorum’s chances of being a factor go wrong is when they point to two groups within the current Republican Party. While one group is fixated on the extreme elements of what make up the GOP, a far larger, rational group understands that Sarah Palin/Rick Santorum politics is the quickest way to a massive electoral defeat.

The problem is, that group doesn’t come close to composing a majority within the Republican Party.
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