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His Original Sin

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Remember Newt Gingrich calling Mitt Romney a liar? Michele Bachmann saying Romney's unelectable? Santorum calling Romney "the worst Republican in the country" to run against Obama? They're hoping you don't. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) | File/AP

If Mitt Romney loses in November, the primary cause won’t be the tactical missteps and backbiting that Politico chronicled, or even the past two weeks’ rapid-fire controversies. The much larger problem will be fundamental strategic choices the candidate made during the Republican primary, including several that placed him in conflict with long-term demographic trends reshaping the electorate.

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