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Romney stands tall amid weak Republican field for 2016
Romney stands tall amid weak Republican field for 2016

An early indication of the paucity of prospective Republican presidential candidates for 2016 is the recent boomlet for Mitt Romney, the loser in 2012. His reputation for defending big business while being tone-deaf to the needs of the middle class undid him two years ago. As the titular leader of the party for now -- the booby prize as the loser of the previous presidential election -- Mr. Romney returned last weekend to Iowa, where his easy victory in the state's kickoff precinct caucuses catapulted him to the 2012 nomination. He attended a fund-raiser for party's U.S. Senate candidate, state legislator Joni Ernst. The visit provided a stage for Mr....

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