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How bad have things gotten for Mitt Romney?

Instead of simply asking if he’s losing, pundits are discussing “nightmare” scenarios and who is most to blame.

Click here to see five signs that Mitt Romney’s campaign is crumbling.

As The New Republic’s Nate Cohn wrote this morning, “…the bottom line is that Obama’s a heavy favorite for re-election.”

And Romney is getting no sympathy from his party.

Last week, Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan said Mitt Romney’s campaign was a rolling calamity. Disgraced primary candidate/pizza magnate Herman Cain said he’d be leading the president. And political clowns from Laura Ingraham to Donald Trump have all suggested that beating President Obama should be easier than making 47 percent of Americans dependent on the government.

Last week we described how Mitt could still win. That’s looking less likely every day.

Click here to see five signs that Mitt Romney’s campaign is crumbling.

Yes, we’re only offering five. So if you have one to add, we’d love to read it in the comments.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

The late Sen. John McCain

I don't know Kyrsten Sinema, but I did know John McCain. Not at all intimately, to be sure, but just enough to say -- despite her pretensions and the fantasies of her flacks that she is the reincarnation of the war hero in a purple wig -- that Kyrsten Sinema is no John McCain.

Lately Sinema has advertised herself as a "maverick," by which she means that she flouts the positions and policies of her party's leadership, and is supposed to pair her with McCain, who sometimes strayed from the Republican party line. Her most notorious attempt at imitation occurred last year with a gesture on the Senate floor marking her vote against a minimum wage increase. Her coy mimicry of the admired war hero was synthetic, leaving an unpleasant odor in its wake. When McCain delivered his bold "thumbs down" on gutting Obamacare, he was protecting Arizona's working families – not betraying them.

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