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Thursday, November 10, 2011
What Politico is telling as a tale of Romney's Luck, namely that each of his rivals has imploded one by one, is of course really the tale of Obama's Luck, as the last his potential rivals, a stiff unlikeable Mormon on record and on tape espousing opposite sides of every issue and forcefully identified with the financial enterprise most despised across the left and with the signature healthcare program most despised across the right, will be the last to implode. And mark, I am not saying Romney will lose, but that he too will implode, only as his Party's nominee. Of course, it has been Obama's bad luck, as well as our own, to try to solve through government shared problems of desperate urgency in the midst of the spectacle of the even greater implosion which is parent to the serial implosions of his rivals. For the real story of 2012 will be the end of a Movement Conservatism born in hostility to the civilizing benefits of the New Deal now culminating in a self-marginalizing hostility to credible cosmopolitan democratic actually working civilization across the board, unable in its madness and hatred of the facts and people of the actually existing world to field credible candidates or conjure the capacity to govern at a national scale at all.