Opinion: Tepid Win For Romney

In Michigan, Mitt Romney's "just win, baby" campaign has surged ahead again. But his shortcomings as a candidate, ugly primaries and lack of a resonant "cause" make him far from inevitable, says Bob Moser.

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    04/13/2015 - 8:03 pm | View Link
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  • Microsoft Surface RT
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