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In many ways, this presidential election features a reversal of a pattern we've gotten used to in recent campaigns. More often than not it's the Republican who is self-assured and ideologically forthright, while the Democrat apologizes for what he believes, panders awkwardly, and generally acts terrified that the voting public might not like what he has to say. This time around, Barack Obama is the confident candidate and Mitt Romney is the worried one (which says far more about these two men than it does about this particular historical moment).
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Meet Hillary’s Likely Campaign Chief

US Politics / Liberal : Alan Colmes' Liberaland (23 hours ago)

Bloomberg reports that Robby Mook is poised to head the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. In 2009, Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic power broker and close Clinton friend, lost a three-way Democratic primary for Virginia governor... Read Post

Rich Rubino: Democratic and Republican Ideologies Undergo Dramatic Role Reversal

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog (2 years ago)

Outliers who get elected are also usually the most electorally vulnerable in that they invariably represent states and Congressional districts inhospitable to their party's ideology. The Republican Party, once the liberal party is n... Read Post

Politics Counts: GOP Has Chance to ‘Fall in Love’ With 2016 Nominee

Politics / US Politics : Washington Wire (2 days ago)

In choosing a presidential nominee, Democrats often look to an unanticipated choice while Republicans tend to rally around the expected one. But the early numbers on the 2016 race suggest the old rule may not apply this time around. Read Post

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