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I have noticed there are two main reactions to travel.  One group finds it disorientating.  They cannot understand how people can be so different.  In the middle of Paris, they will go hunting for a McDonalds.  They will stay in a Hilton so they can find the phones.  

What a waste.

The second group revels in the differences.  They are searching for new things to experience.  The want to learn as much new stuff as they can afford.  Every trip they take makes them more interesting people.

Guess what group Mitt falls into.  He is likely to be as ugly an American as W.

"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Sun Nov 18th, 2007 at 11:05:18 PM EST
Romney, in this description, makes me think of the (possibly apocryphal) John Bull Brit complaining that "those people" didn't understand him and thus shouted, on the theory that louder would be understood.

I'm still amazed that his candidacy is being taken at all seriously. He was, by many (admittedly partisan) reports, such a staggeringly bad governor of Massachusetts, and so universally reviled, that it seems inconceivable that no one has pointed this out to the populace.

Oh, wait, I forgot about the Washington press corpse.

by Mnemosyne on Mon Nov 19th, 2007 at 12:19:51 AM EST
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I think I posted long ago on this very site that people were worrying too much about Romney, that he was a nobody over here and would not be a contender in the race.


Karen in Austin

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Mon Nov 19th, 2007 at 05:46:24 AM EST
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Romney is leading in the polls in Iowa, New Hampshire, and S. Carolina.  If he wins all three, wouldn't that make him a very serious contender?  He also has a strong organization in Michigan, so he could do well on the Feb.5 "Super Primary" day.

I do intensely dislike Mitt, but I prefer him over Giuliani, who is far more dangerous.

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by DowneastDem (david.vickrey (at) post.harvard.edu) on Mon Nov 19th, 2007 at 08:29:03 AM EST
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