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National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason appeared on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” last night to discuss Mitt Romney’s continued inability to stand up to the right wing fringe of the Republican party. Video of his appearance is below, courtesy of MSNBC:

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In “The Very Last Word,” Conason reiterated a point from his most recent column: if Romney can’t stand up to the crazies at his campaign events, why should anyone expect him to stand up to the crazies in Congress?

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