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Monday, August 2, 2010

Thank Goodness the Party of No even says No to its best candidates

I keep hearing over and over from Republicans that Obama won't be re-elected, and because of the state of the country right now, it is hard to argue with them, except for one important thing. They have no electable candidates to run against him. Palin, Huckabee, Romney, Pawlenty, Barber, Thune - all of them have big strikes against them, so I have remained unworried, until I read this article in today's NYT:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/02/opinion/02douthat.html?th&emc=th

There is a reference to one candidate I have heard of, but didn't know anything about. This is the sentence: "Did Mitch Daniels’s June trip to Washington, during which he managed to irritate both neoconservatives (with talk of defense cuts) and social conservatives (by floating the idea of a social issues “truce”), quiet some of the buzz around the Indiana governor’s candidacy?"

There are two things I now know about this candidate:

1- He is totally electable and may be the one candidate who can beat Barack Obama
2 - No way the far right of the Republican Party allows him to win the nomination to even get that far.

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