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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

More than 5 million new private sector jobs; war in Iraq over; the auto industry reborn; al Qaeda’s leadership and bin Laden decimated; health insurance reform a century in the making; the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; the first sweeping new regulations of Wall Street in a decade… we know the America we live in now. It’s a country about to begin a recovery that we’ve fought long and hard for—despite the opposition of the party that was in power when the wars and the financial crisis began.

But for a moment, I’m going to ask you to do something very frightening. Imagine that Mitt Romney defeated John McCain in the 2008 primary and went on to win the general election.

Allow us to get into a little science fiction as we imagine how the United States would have fared if Mitt Romney did what he claims he would have done.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak