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Romneys road ahead
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There’s a long history in this country of major-party presidential candidates bending to the left (if they’re Democrats) or to the right (Republicans) to win their parties’ nominations, and then swinging back toward the center during the general election that determines who will occupy the White House for the next four years. That’s probably what we’re going to see now that Rick Santorum has given up his campaign, opening the door for Mitt Romney to become the Republican nominee. Romney has never been embraced by the right-wing of the GOP. If you pay attention to the national media, you would wonder how he ever got as far as he has, for their version of the party includes nothing but far-right people who are holed up at home with their guns -- or, as President Obama likes to put it, “the radical right.”