POLITICS
08/16/2010 02:46 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama's Ground Zero Mosque Stance: Why Republicans Shouldn't Run Against It

It isn't clear how the battle over the proposed center should or will end. But two things are profoundly clear: Republicans have a strong chance to win the midterm elections without picking a fight over President Obama's measured words. And a national political fight conducted on the terms we have seen in the past few days will lead to a chain reaction at home and abroad that will have one winner -- the very extreme and violent jihadists we all can claim as our true enemy.

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