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Harold Washington, first Black mayor of Chicago, was born in 1922, and civil rights and labor leader A. Philip Randolph in 1889.

The Hits Keep on Coming

POSTED: September 19, 2012, 5:45 pm

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Despite his attempt to shift his acidic put-down of a large chunk of the nation’s electorate, including some of his own supporters, Republican Mitt Romney is trying to put the best face on his latest crisis by suggesting that the real issue is the role of government. Duh. We’ve been having that debate for some time in this country but apparently Romney is clueless. The Republican nominee is furiously trying to move away from the damaging comments, caught on videotape, which he made to wealthy donors expressing his disdain for the 47 percent of the electorate he characterizes as moochers. While the comments are red meat for Democrats, Romney is catching hell from within his own party. Conservatives who never wanted Romney as the candidate are irate over the dismal state of the Republican’s campaign. The governor is taking on “friendly fire” to the point he might not be able to identify the opposition simply on the basis of party affiliation. Columnist David Brooks torched Romney in the New York Times and now former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan has taken her pound of flesh in the Wall Street Journal. If he keeps taking hits like this from his own camp, Romney will be taking a standing eight-count come November.

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