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God bless America

ELINOR TATUM Publisher and Editor in Chief | 4/12/2012, 1:12 p.m.
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In an attempt to game the system, Romney has called for his chief competition to quit, fearing that they may catch fire again and deny him the required number of delegates to lock up the nomination.

So where does this leave us?

We have Newt Gingrich, a pitifully aging pol who says (like a pitbull) that he will not get out of the race until the convention. Then there is Rick Santorum, who has also said he is staying in because he is the only "true conservative" among the group.

There is Paul, who has had little traction this go-round and seems more like the ghost of primaries past. And finally, there is Romney, who wins the award for "foot-in-mouth" politician of the year and who seems to show only concern for his very wealthy brethren.

At the end, the Republicans are at a loss. They have no cohesion and no plan. None of them really has a chance to win head-to-head against the president, and he has only begun to rev up his campaign. In essence, what we are seeing is an act of futility before our very eyes.

Once again, the Democrats have what it takes.

Obama will get another four years and America will be the better for it. What the Republicans have to remember is that they created the mess that the president inherited, and we were lucky enough to get a man willing and capable of helping us dig out.

All I can say is God blessed America.