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It’s easy to criticize Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor and erstwhile runaway leader in the Republican nomination race has had a bad two weeks. First Romney learnt that, having “won” the opening Iowa caucus, he actually lost on a re-count. In the South Carolina primary, he was trounced by Newt Gingrich after a lackluster debate performance.

Romney then bungled his personal tax return, insisting he wouldn’t make it public for months, then releasing it anyway. This is bad timing for the man seeking to be the first Mormon President. The still-fluid Florida primary is this week. There’s just a month before “Super-Tuesday” – when Republicans in 10 states pick their candidate – and the Presidential election itself is only nine months away.
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