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April 04, 2012


Lessons for Romney from Machiavelli

William Kristol grudgingly admits Mitt Romney will be the Republican presidential nominee but says to defeat President Obama, Romney "will need to appear bolder, more forward-looking, in a sense the more youthful alternative."

He suggests rereading Machiavelli: "It is better to be impetuous than cautious, because fortune is a woman... And one sees that she lets herself be won more by the impetuous than by those who proceed coldly. And so always, like a woman, she is the friend of the young, because they are less cautious, more ferocious, and command her with more audacity."

The problem, of course, is that Romney is 15 years older than Obama.














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