Why Gingrich Is Winning

Jan 23 2012 @ 11:12am

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Mark Steyn unloads marvelously on the Romney candidacy: 

Why is the stump speech so awful? “I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love.” Mitt paid some guy to write this insipid pap. And he paid others to approve it. … Mitt’s generalities are awfully condescending: The finely calibrated inoffensiveness is kind of offensive. And what’s with the wind up? The “shining city on the hill”? That’s another guy’s line – a guy with whom you have had hitherto little connection other than your public repudiation of him back in the Nineties. Can’t any of his highly paid honchos write him a campaign slogan that’s his own and doesn’t sound in his mouth so cheesily anodyne, as if some guy ran a focus-group and this phrase came up with the lowest negatives?

This is so enjoyable, innit?

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