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  Republicans are sighing, not cheering
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ContributorBrandonius Maximus 
Last EditedBrandonius Maximus  Feb 22, 2012 03:43pm
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AuthorRoger Simon
News DateWednesday, February 22, 2012 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe most notable factor in the Republican presidential race thus far is the depth of despair into which Republican voters have sunk.

They cannot find a candidate. Faced with a Democratic incumbent who appears shockingly weak to them, the Republicans have been unable to find a big nominee with a big voice to oppose him.

Instead, they are finding a series of small nominees with squeaky voices. Some think the Republican Party’s problem is that its voters have failed to “coalesce” around a single candidate. That is not the problem.

The problem is that there is no candidate around whom Republicans can coalesce. The field is not just weak, it is barren.

The GOP is now the party of woulda, coulda, shoulda. If only this governor had run. If only that person had not dropped out early. If only there had not been so many debates to introduce the candidates to the American people long before the candidates were ready to be introduced.

Today, what ushers forth from the throats of loyal Republicans is not a cheer, but a sigh.
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