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What is the difference between the two t-shirts in this picture?  One supports Donald Trump for President and the other, of course, Hillary Clinton.  Beyond that, the t-shirts allow us to explore a present-day archeological dig and the artifacts of different cultures.  One campaign looks to the future.  The other leaves it blank. Airports are […]

On “This Week,” with George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning, George asked, “Can Donald Trump be stopped?” My awkward response was, “What if he already is?”  With that, let me offer an admittedly contrarian argument that Donald Trump has not yet sealed up the GOP nomination — and Saturday in SC may have been the turning point […]

Welcome to the real start of the 2016 GOP nomination process.  This is what the World Wide Wrestling Federation would look like if Vince McMahon had not rigged the cage matches. With a complete lack of confidence in my ability to predict the outcome of this episode of Wrestlemania, let’s look at the state of […]


Romney shrewdly channeled Clinton

(CNN) — President Obama has squeezed a lot of juice from Bill Clinton. Last night, at the third and final 2012 Presidential Debate, it was Mitt Romney who took a lesson from the talented Arkansas politician.

At the Democratic Convention, Barack Obama borrowed a boatload of political capital from the still popular former-president. Clinton painted Obama as a centrist and reformer who was moving the country forward. He graciously overlooked Obama’s record as a big-spender who had revived “the era of big government” that Clinton himself had ended. Last night, however, it was Romney who benefited from Clinton’s experience.

I was once among the Republicans who misspent two years trying to stop Bill Clinton from winning re-election. We called Clinton a flip-flopping shape-shifter, opportunistically triangulating towards the center. We expected voters to be horrified that Clinton was “stealing Republican ideas.” David Broder called Clinton “a master at such publicly justifiable thievery.”

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