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Back to the Republicans, or, Not Mitt

The other day, Jonah put some distance between himself and NR’s endorsement of Mitt Romney. I’d like to do the same. Romney strikes me as impressive, but also as terribly flawed. Over the next couple of days, I’ll do my best to explain.

In the meantime, one observation.

Endorsing Romney, the editors explained that they had decided against Fred Thompson largely because “Thompson has never run any large enterprise.” This brought to mind another Republican candidate—one whose management experience, like that of Fred Thompson, was limited to having served as a partner in a law firm.

Abraham Lincoln.

Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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