Republicans Desperate For Non-Existant Rommentum?

Rightwing hacks are already writing “Romney by a landslide” posts.

If I recall correctly, it wasn’t until late Summer that they did the same thing for the McCain/Palin ticket…

As far as I can see the Republicans again possess a candidate most of them wouldn’t vote for if they weren’t all about beating Obama, and this time are so desperate for a decent name to put in the VP slot that their top pick is someone who has already said she won’t do it. Polls over the last few months already show Obama ahead in a fairly stable pattern. There’s still a chance Romney can win the election, of course, but it will be a narrow victory if he does and right now it’s not looking good. Thus such booster pieces as this “landslide” post, all of which I’d guess are designed in the hope the faithful will believe them and stay the course on campaigning, contriibuting and eventually voting rather than staying home to nurse their current depression.

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Steve Hynd

Most recently I was Editor in Chief of The Agonist from Feb 2012 to Feb 2013. My blogging began at Newshoggers and I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with some great writers there and around the web ever since, including at Crooks & Liars. I'm a late 40′s, Scottish ex-pat, now married to a wonderful Texan, with Honours in Philosophy from Univ. of Stirling, UK 1986. I worked most of life in business insurance industry (fire, accident, liability) including 12 years as a broker/underwriter/correspondent at Lloyd’s of London. Being from the other side of the pond, my political interests tend to focus on how US foreign policy affects the rest of the planet. Other interests include early and dark-ages British history, literature and cognitive philosophy/science.

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