Null set, if you will…

Confronted with the prospect of writing a column for for Townhall, Mitt Romney did a little shopping at Platitudes-R-Us:

Our nation faces a new generation of challenges that will significantly impact not just our national security, but also the core character of our society and the fabric of our American families.

We face these challenges with an understanding that, at the same time, there is a troublesome convergence of enemies aligned against our democratic institutions whose sole interest is defeating them and destroying the freedoms that we are afforded because of them.

At this critical time in our nation’s history, we are confronted by daily reminders of the existence of evil. It would be foolish and irresponsible for us to believe that evil will simply go away. Hatred, as much as we want it to, does not always fade with each generation. To combat those who would perpetuate evil in the world, we must project our strength and our goodness, which rely in part on the strength of our people and culture.

Around the world, our goal should be to employ American strength, courage, fortitude and goodness. Our country leads in not only military technology, but in science, education, health care and innovation. It is time that we apply the things that make America the world’s leader to making America a safer, freer, and more prosperous nation. By doing so, we can project America’s strength and goodness to the world.

Where does our strength and goodness come from? Many Democrats would say that America is great today because of our great government. While our government is great, it is hardly the source of our strength. The source of America’s strength is the American people – hard working, educated, risk-taking, God-loving, family-oriented, sacrificing and freedom-loving people. The American family has always been and will always be the source of American strength.

It was at this point when I realized how much I was going to miss George W. Bush:

“But the true strength of America is found in the hearts and souls of people like Travis, people who are willing to love their neighbor, just like they would like to love themselves.”—Springfield, Mo., Feb. 9, 2004

At least when he spoke, there was the possibly of finding a shiny dime in a pile of shit.

Whoops! Here’s a shiny nickel:

We need to keep pornography from coming up on kid’s computers, and we need to keep drugs off the streets. We need less violence and sex on TV when kids are watching and in movies and video games that are marketed to young people.

…and we need to keep all of that pornography and sex and violence on Marriott pay-per-view at $12.95 a pop. Or two pops depending upon your refractory time.

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