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February 19, 2012

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SueMe

I am so very tired of this "I am more moral than you, because my religion is better than yours" debate! I am, however harkened by the fact, that so far, voter turnout in the primaries and caucuses are lower than four years ago. Maybe the base theses morons are pandering to is too small to count much.

janicket

I'd suspect that Romney himself doesn't comprehend, let alone care about, just how far the real Goldwater was from today's caricature of conservatism; the man's too busy contorting into whatever positions the current ideological straitjacket demands to spare a thought for historical truth.

Tom

What janicket said.

Romney "can't say" what you said, Phil, because it simply would never occur to him to measure himself or any rivals against a particular ideological rule, Gold[water] standard or not.

Mitt doesn't seem to find value in firm policy, favoring pursuit of the most currently advantageous opinion. He's not a political solid, but rather takes the form of the most relevant political container. Lately Mitt's struggling to reach the more extreme corners of the 2012 GOP primary universe, but in due course, if he achieves the true political liquidity he seeks, perhaps he might assume a more nationally acceptable form.

I'd bet that Romney's observations regarding Santorum are focused more on exploiting his opponent's rigidity than on criticizing his ideology.

Peter G

The paternity of movement conservative is uncertain. Sadly it was the result of some incestuous gang rape by various related movements. Ideology prevented a timely abortion. Too bad.

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