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Why the GOP Should Fear a Romney Presidency
The Atlantic ^ | Oct. 24, 2012 | Jack M. Balkin

Posted on 10/24/2012 10:50:04 PM PDT by Beaten Valve

What kind of president would Mitt Romney be? And what should we expect from Barack Obama's second term? To answer these questions, I'll draw on the work of Yale political scientist Stephen Skowronek, who has argued that presidents' fortunes depend on how they establish their political legitimacy in the particular circumstances under which which they assume power.

In this essay, I'll discuss the prospects for a Romney presidency; in the next, I'll discuss the second term of an Obama presidency.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: gop; nixon; reagan; romney
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To: Beaten Valve

Don’t even need to read the article. It comes from the Atlantic magazine. The Atlantic....full of old wrecks, fish sh-t and crabs.


51 posted on 10/25/2012 6:37:02 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: onona
...and weaken the social safety net.

Before the "social safety net" (government dependency) there was charity, freely given. Since RATs don't want to give of their own store, they prefer the government to take from others.

52 posted on 10/25/2012 6:53:32 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Holly_P

Thank you for the suggestion on the TruthFile. He actually wasn’t my first choice either as you say he is the only alternative to Obama at the moment. And he has started to grow on me especially after he picked Ryan for his running mate and seeing him in action against Obama. And at least he is better than McCain who I have always had a problem with.


53 posted on 10/25/2012 11:28:05 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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