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Ouch. That’s gonna leave a mark. In the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Posted: Sun, Oct. 14, 2012, 3:01 AM

Inquirer Editorial: Obama will do a better job

Like a carnival barker cajoling a mark into spending the last bills in his wallet, the Republican Party is counting on Americans’ not remembering that they’ve seen this trick before.

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney wants voters to forget their familiarity with the prize he’s dangling before their eyes – a return to the disastrous economic policies that preceded the recession. Given that context, Romney’s prize is no better than a fake pearl….

Though, betting on the long term memory of the American voter is a risky proposition.