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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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The Immigration Silver Bullet: Insurgents Chart a GOP Path to Victory

Politics / US Politics : Big Government (14 hours ago)

How can Republicans recapture the U.S. Senate from Harry Reid and the Democrats? A new Politico poll points to a winning strategy — if GOP leaders have the courage to use the remaining seven weeks to nationalize the elections around... Read Post

Dems Getting Stingier With Campaign Cash to Colleagues

Politics / US Politics : Open Secrets (yesterday)

In the run-up to the 2012 elections, Republican candidates spent more on political contributions than their Democratic counterparts for the first time in a decade, transferring $54 million from candidate committees to parties or oth... Read Post

Rich Rubino: Democratic and Republican Ideologies Undergo Dramatic Role Reversal

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog (last year)

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