Comment: Blame the Victim

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Blame the Victim

Right, blame Ron Paul for Mitt Romney's failure. Whatever happened to Republicans and all their talk about personal responsibility? Own up to your defeat, Romney. You blew what should have been a layup of a victory over one of the most vulnerable incumbent presidents in history.

The Republicans, as usual, nominated an utterly bland candidate who not only offends no one, but also appeals to no one. Romney was so statist on so many issues (central banking, taxation, war, regulation, healthcare, the environment, etc.) that he actually repelled Republicans - not libertarians, but plain old conservative Republicans. In terms the mainstream might understand, Romney was so moderate he was actually more "left" of center than "right" of center.

"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors, but today we kneel only to truth." - Kahlil Gibran