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Maybe you heard the news: Mitt beat Newt in the Florida primary last night. But both have big problems as challengers to Obama; BETSY REED says, “It’s astonishing that a party with nearly limitless financial resources has such paltry human resources.” Betsy is executive editor of The Nation.
Also: analysis of the Florida primary — and the likely shape of the Obama 2012 campaign. ARI BERMAN has the news, good and bad — his book Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics is out today in paperback, with new afterword.
Plus: Republicans want to repeal “Obama-care” – and they may succeed. PAUL STARR says must rally around Obama to preserve the president’s key program. Paul is Pulitzer-prize winning author and co-founder of The American Prospect. He teaches sociology at Princeton; his new book is Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform.