Reason Writers Around Town: Shikha Dalmia on Five Reasons Why Serious Republicans Should Root for a Romney Defeat in November


Now that Mitt Romney has all but sealed the Republican presidential nomination after his five-state primary state victory this week, conservative commentarati will start circling the wagons around him. It'll try and rally the base by arguing that whatever Romney's flaws, he's better than the alternative, President Obama, whose labor-friendly, green-obsessed, spendthrift, soak-the-rich ways will finish off what's left of the economy.

But Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia in her morning column at The Daily lists five reasons why Republicans — and the country — would be better off if Romney loses in November. "A visionless, rudderless, gaffe-prone presidency is the last thing that Republicans need right now," she notes.

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