The general election campaign is going to be the most savage and truthless exercise that money can buy, and the money involved is going to be able to buy a lot. The GOP is one small step from having one of its politicians drop an N-bomb on TV. Watching Willard Romney have to reinvent himself as a barbarian is going to be the best show in town.
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The Republican party, for a number of reasons, has a political base that has little or no loyalty to the formal institution of the Republican party, and that does have profound and unshakable loyalty to attitudes and beliefs that are orbiting so distantly from common sense that the Hubble can’t find them.