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Reason‘s Katherine Mangu-Ward and I talk about the anguish of Republicans choosing between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, with some stuff about the scary futility of climate change agreements towards the end.

I also unveil my theory of Gingrich as Republican Dealbreaker Voltron, combining the mandate love of Romney, the immigration moderation of Rick Perry, the glib carelessness of Michele Bachmann, the personal issues of Herman Cain, and even the occasional sense of contempt for conservatives that seems to be hurting John Huntsman.

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