The Bottom Line

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Carl Matthes: Bitterly disappointed that their big ideas were solidly rejected by American citizens, Romney/Ryan, vapid and insipid Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates, are now trying to digest a heaping-helping of crow covered with sour grapes.

Why Romney Isn’t Trusted

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Brent Budowsky: Commentators should question whether Romney’s career suggests that he possesses the qualifications of political integrity, compassion for all Americans, and decisiveness of command to be president and commander in chief.

A Patch of Pumpkin Heads

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Walter and Rosemary Brasch: Mitt Romney, once standing straight, is now leaning so far right that he is likely to be kissing the floor soon. Perhaps he could dress as the Cowardly Lion and hope to find some courage.

Republicans Giving Obama Re-Election Pass

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Randy Shaw: An obvious fact: the Republican Party is content with trying to take back the Senate in 2012 and does not see the presidential race as its top priority.

GOP Has an Extremist Problem

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Brent Budowsky: Now Rick Santorum attacks John McCain on the issue of torture. It is amazing — a major party has a pro-torture wing.

Jon Huntsman Makes His Moves

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Brent Budowsky: It is easy to conceive of Huntsman running a New Hampshire primary campaign that widens his criticism of China well beyond strong condemnation of Chinese human-rights abuses.

Jon Huntsman: A Star Is Born

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Brent Budowsky: When Huntsman was named ambassador to China I wrote on this page that he is five-star and first-rate. It would be a better world if everyone in politics and political media would occasionally speak well of a member of the other party.

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