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Must-Read Op-Eds for Thursday, March 8, 2012

03/08/12 09:25AM

THE NOMINEEBY ERICK ERICKSONRED STATEThe big difference between 2008 and 2012 is that in 2008, David beat Goliath. The base of the party rallied to the David who took out the machine no one thought could be taken out. In 2012, Goliath is beating David and no one ever really cheers for Goliath. ... will go into the general election deeply distrusted by his own base while having to woo independent voters. This is not a dazzling position to be in to beat an incumbent President. ... Were I Mitt Romney I’d be wondering how I spent 5.5 times as much money as Rick Santorum and barely won Ohio. read more

Morning Headlines: Thursday, March 8

03/08/12 05:55AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Mitt tries to break Southern losing streakLongtime politicians have new foeRomney to rivals: Give up the fightInternational Women's Day observed around the worldAxelrod: If Romney can't condemn Limbaugh, 'How can he stand up to Ahmadinejad?' read more

Preventing Deep-Vein Thrombosis

Preventing Deep-Vein Thrombosis

03/07/12 07:00PM

Top talker: Melanie Bloom, who lost her husband David to DVT, talks about her efforts to raise awareness about the condition. She reflects on the symptoms her husband emitted before his death and calls the clot the “bomb that lied inside his own body." watch

Has Romney been badly served by his...

Has Romney been badly served by his campaign staff?

03/07/12 07:00PM

Must-Read Op-Eds: Mika Brzezinski reads from an Erick Erickson RedState column on Mitt Romney's apparent failure to convince the GOP he should be the nominee and why perhaps it may be his campaign staff's fault. Fmr. Gov. Howard Dean, D-Vt., joins the... watch

Are we sure there won't be a brokered...

Are we sure there won't be a brokered convention?

03/07/12 07:00PM

Top Talkers: After Super Tuesday, one thing seems to remain clear: The GOP is still having issues with coalescing around Mitt Romney. Yet Mitt Romney is convinced he's on a path to picking up the most delegates, and he's sure there won't be a brokered... watch

Mounting pressure ‘greater than ever’ on Iran

Mounting pressure ‘greater than ever’ on Iran

03/07/12 07:00PM

While speaking to a Morning Joe panel, Ambassador Susan Rice calls the Iranian sanctions “comprehensive and biting” and says they’ve provided a platform for other sanctions. Rice then talks about the incredibly “difficult and frustrating” situation in... watch

Santorum superPAC to Gingrich: Time to leave the party

03/07/12 01:47PM

So, while the main post-Super Tuesday narrative seems to be how Republicans are feeling about Mitt Romney. He won the most delegates and took home Ohio, but doubts about him continue to persist.But Rick Santorum, at least in the immediate moment, has something else on his mind. Or, I should say, his superPAC has something on its mind. read more

If I were president I would...

If I were president I would...

03/07/12 12:39PM

This comes to us from Twitter follower @Debsdigs.It's something her 7-year-old did at school, annnnnnddddd it's pretty much the cutest thing ever.Nice breath of fresh air amid the Super Tuesday chaos. read more

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