The World from Berlin 'Who Wants an Amateur in the White House?'

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appears to have seriously damaged his chances of election with his comments about the "47 percent" of voters who are "dependent" on the state. German commentators are baffled by how a career politician could have made such an embarrassing gaffe.
An anti-Romney protest outside a Texas fundraiser on Tuesday.

An anti-Romney protest outside a Texas fundraiser on Tuesday.

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-- David Gordon Smith