Thursday, April 5, 2012

Those people

Assessing Romney's (apparent) clinching of the GOP nomination, Time columnist Joe Klein reminds us that primaries on both sides always have a "Donald Trump Meets Al Sharpton" quality to them. This season, it was the Republicans' turn to stage what even the uber conservative Charles Krauthammer called a "clown show." But, as Klein observes, "the real damage this year was not caused by the candidates; it came from a segment of the Republican electorate, which all too often celebrated ignorance and bigotry and displayed a disturbing appetite for nihilism." So true. But it's worth remembering that these folks represent a minority of Americans, thank Providence.

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