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Submitted by Kepha Hor (United States), Sep 19, 2012 at 14:50

Dr. Pipes, I'm all for dropping "Arab Spring" from our vocabulary, and "Middle East Upheavals" sounds perfectly OK to me.

However, I can't share your optimism about Romney. For one thing, he isn't going to win. If he can make only a dead heat at best when the economy has been so dismal under Obama, and can't dent Wisconsin and Virginia, he's going to lose this November.

Second, he's a good corporate suit who knows how to obfuscate and neuter his positions in order to please his perception of his journalistic interlocutor. That he criticizes the Boy Scouts for wanting to keep homosexual scoutmasters out, while at the same time presenting himself as a Mormon in good standing, suggests that he's more of an empty suit than Obama, who, we know, is a Leftist ideologue.

Get set for another very rocky several years. Maybe, in 2016, Condi Rice will find herself cleaning up the mess.

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