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Rick Santorum faces reality


Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaking in Menasha. (DARREN HAUCK/REUTERS)

This is bad news — indeed a job-killing move— for reporters who had been writing, analyzing, assessing and tweeting about the contest and a wonderful cast of characters. Now it’s down to Romney and Obama. Time to cash in that accumulated comp time.

It would be absolutely gauche to say we told you so, long ago. So we won’t. Except to say we told you so, three months ago, way back in mid- January.

“Republicans and reporters may be in denial,” we concluded then, “but the reality is, barring some miracle, it’s going to be the boring, awkward Mitt against the used Barack — no longer the champion of hopey-changey.”

Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993.

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