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Recommended Reading

By now, you've probably heard Mitt Romney's explanation that he lost because Obama promised to give "gifts" and "free stuff" to poorer voters. That's apparently a bad thing, whereas Romney promised all sorts of six-figure incentives to the top 2% and lesser ones to poor folks and expected that to buy him the White House. There are many essays out there making that point and suggesting what it suggests about Mr. Romney. This one by Joan Walsh is as good as any. Ultimately, what Romney's saying is that it's not fair: I should have won because I pandered to both the rich and poor and he only pandered to the poor!