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The Republicans have been holding a convention to nominate him for
president! I am telling you this on the off chance that you haven’t been
paying attention. Perhaps you feel as if you’ve already met Mitt Romney
and don’t require another introduction. Perhaps you feel as if you’ve
met him a lot. But this is entirely different because the
party’s mission this week is to construct an entirely new, improved,
warmer, more lovable version.
They built this Romney!
“We built it” is one of the themes here, at the government-underwritten
convention in a government-subsidized convention center in a city that
rose on the sturdy foundation of government-subsidized flood insurance.
But no taxpayer dollars were expended in the attempt to put together a