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Less thoughtful voters often chose the party whose emotional response to issues most resonates with their own, regardless of the logic of where that response might lead. And in above comments I am hardly endorsing fascist parties, but rather am agreeing with Jake that some might be easier for Putin to deal with than others that might be on offer. Nor am I calling Putin a great hero, though he does seem to be the smartest guy in the room at present. And how often has the smartest guy in the room prevailed -- to the detriment of all?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Mar 18th, 2014 at 12:20:46 PM EST
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