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Clint, Rick and the Limits of Pessimism

By E.J. Dionne - February 9, 2012

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WASHINGTON -- What do Rick Santorum and Clint Eastwood have in common? Sorry Rick, you haven't made it yet as an Eastwood-style make-my-day cultural icon. But in different ways, Santorum and Eastwood have demonstrated the limits of both an entirely negative slant on politics and a pessimistic take on America's future. Santorum's Tuesday sweep of Republican presidential contests in Minnesota,...

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