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Romney can’t help himself

Mitt Romney can’t help himself. He can’t stay on script. So, he over-sold his case, again. “Just this morning there was some news that came across the wire that said that the unemployment rate has dropped to 8.1% and normally that would be cause for celebration, but, in fact, anything over 8%, anything near 8%, anything over 4% is not cause for celebration,” Romney told a crowd while campaigning in Pittsburgh. The last time the unemployment rate was less than 4% was under President Clinton. So, maybe Romney is promoting Clinton policies.

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Newt Gingrich is not a serious candidate

When this whole presidential hoopla started, more than a year ago, I was surprised when Newt Gingrich announced that he was running for president. I figured that his time had passed. He had been out of Washington for more than a decade, during which time he started multiple enterprises. All of his enterprises seem to be tied into his former political life as a US Congressman and Speaker of the House. Upon further reflection, all of these enterprises seem to require rich businessmen handing money over to Newt Gingrich, because, and this is important, he still had access to power. These

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Can Herman Cain win the Republican nomination?

In 2008, the Republican nomination was John McCain’s to win or lose. He was the clear front runner from the beginning. Sure, he fumbled the ball early in his campaign but he got his act together enough to win New Hampshire. More importantly, he found a way to win South Carolina, which propelled him to the nomination. His nomination was never a sure bet. It is my opinion that other Republicans could’ve won the nomination like Rudy Giuliani (ran a terrible campaign), Fred Thompson (you actually have to do the hard work of campaigning in order to win the presidency and

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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