DAVID BROOKS: Outstanding piece on why Romney can’t win general election.

“The PowerPoint mentality always fails to anticipate something. It always yields unintended consequences.What Romney failed to anticipate is this: In turning himself into an old-fashioned, orthodox Republican, he has made himself unelectable in the fall. When you look inside his numbers, you see tremendous weaknesses.”

“The leaders of the Republican coalition know Romney will lose. But some would rather remain in control of a party that loses than lose control of a party that wins. Others haven’t yet suffered the agony of defeat, and so are not yet emotionally ready for the trauma of transformation. Others still simply don’t know which way to turn. ”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/01/opinion/01brooks.html

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