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Inside the campaign: How Mitt Romney stumbled
Polotico ^ | 9/16/12 7:46 PM EDT | MIKE ALLEN and JIM VANDEHEI

Posted on 09/16/2012 10:30:19 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Stuart Stevens, Mitt Romney’s top strategist, knew his candidate’s convention speech needed a memorable mix of loft and grace if he was going to bound out of Tampa with an authentic chance to win the presidency. So Stevens, bypassing the speechwriting staff at the campaign’s Boston headquarters, assigned the sensitive task of drafting it to Peter Wehner, a veteran of the last three Republican White Houses and one of the party’s smarter wordsmiths.

Not a word Wehner wrote was ever spoken.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; romney
H/T to Drdudge Report
1 posted on 09/16/2012 10:30:26 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It will be so sweet on election night when these Leftist traitors will be writhing on the floor choking on their words.


2 posted on 09/16/2012 10:35:17 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I read the whole story and found it to be a yawner. No big revelation, just a headline to spread the idea Romney is losing.


3 posted on 09/16/2012 10:35:38 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: All
Politico didn't think much of the Clint Eastwood monologue....

I thought it was great!

4 posted on 09/16/2012 10:35:43 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

>>>”This article is based on accounts from Romney aides, advisers and friends, most of whom refused to speak on the record”

Thanks for posting, but I wouldn’t put any stock in the facts or conclusions given the source and the sourcing.


5 posted on 09/16/2012 10:37:28 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Andrei Bulba
I wouldn't expect Politico to say anything good.
6 posted on 09/16/2012 10:37:36 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

meme of the day from the Obama press office.

You will notice similar stories in the Wash Post and other Obama outlets


7 posted on 09/16/2012 10:39:41 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles; Andrei Bulba; D-fendr
Related thread:

CURL: Obama’s protective press cordon

8 posted on 09/16/2012 10:43:25 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I didn’t like “This president can ask us to be patient. This president can tell us it was someone else’s fault”. Which of course got the most coverage by the MSM.

That sucked really bad.


9 posted on 09/16/2012 10:43:25 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I'll believe it when I don't see it.)
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To: GeronL; Ernest_at_the_Beach
and other Obama outlets

Yeah, I can certainly think of one which purports to be "objective" but spouts BO/DNC talking points on a regular basis.

It's a fun kind of game, seeing and tracing the oil slick of lies in the water as it moves downstream, you know the source of it...

10 posted on 09/16/2012 10:50:19 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ho hum. Another weekend of “Romney can do no right, Obama is inevitable” stories. Getting old at this point.


11 posted on 09/16/2012 10:59:34 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Politico had become a bit dodgy as far as I’m concerned. Has there been a recent change of ownership or management within the last 12 months?

Many of their opinion pieces are presented as established fact.

As far as I’m concerned all Romney needs is a coherent message. Any message as long as it’s coherent and continuous through the election is going to beat Obama. He doesn’t need to stoop as low as Obama or be as ‘lofty’ as Reagan.


12 posted on 09/16/2012 10:59:34 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo

We haven’t had the debates yet, I find it curious that the News media is trying to call it an Obama win. Oh yeah, we’ll see. Romney is under estimated, constantly. He has been successful for a reason. Obama is just a Marxist, and he’s not nearly as likeable as everyone keeps saying. That’s just a bunch of hype. The truth is, Obama is hateful and dishonest. Not likable, a typical Marxist.


13 posted on 09/16/2012 11:04:21 PM PDT by rodeo-mamma
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

99% of the entire media is DNC controlled.

Mitts ahead by 10 pct right now.


14 posted on 09/16/2012 11:06:09 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Every conservative knew the attacks were coming... 3.5 years ago when Obama was elected.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
considering the source; pretty much flacking for pResi__ent O'Boozo /DNC
Politico Trades Obama Flacking for White House Scoops

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2932108/posts
15 posted on 09/16/2012 11:28:22 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: NoLibZone

I don’t think he’s ahead by 10%. Rasmussen has it about right: Mitt is ahead by approximately 2% right now with 7% still undecided. He’s on track for a solid electoral victory. It’s no coincidence that this crooked MSM attack and a bunch of phony biased polls happened just after the State Department’s disaster in Libya. This is the MSM’s croooked, dishonest attempt to contain the damage to Obama from the disastrous terrorist attack in Libya.


16 posted on 09/16/2012 11:39:38 PM PDT by socialism_stinX (The situation is what it is, and that is all it is...nothing more, nothing less.)
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To: rodeo-mamma

And not nearly as bright as Mr. Romney. Oh, did I say that
out loud?


17 posted on 09/17/2012 12:26:04 AM PDT by des
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
I did not read the article but are they saying his convention speech was bad? I saw his speech and I actually liked it in fact it made me feel better for voting for him.
Also why are they bringing this ups now the convention was 3 weeks ago or is it because they want to divert from the fact that gas is over $4.00 per gallon,the world is on fire,
and Obama is getting people killed and we are worse off now than
we were 4 years ago?
18 posted on 09/17/2012 12:36:25 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I have said it before and I will say it again.
It's going to be a JIMMAH re-do. . . . . . .
19 posted on 09/17/2012 12:43:41 AM PDT by DeaconRed (If we can't beat ZERO with the worst economy and foreign policy ever then we deserve to loose.)
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To: DeaconRed

Tagline Change


20 posted on 09/17/2012 1:17:43 AM PDT by DeaconRed (If Mitt screws this up I will NEVER forgive Him.)
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To: Usagi_yo
Politico had become a bit dodgy as far as I’m concerned. Has there been a recent change of ownership or management within the last 12 months?

The way it works is they purport to be fair and balanced" to build credibility so then when it really counts, i.e. in the months right before the election, they can influence for their Lord and Master, ZERO. The same as how a mole will pass along some true intelligence to build credibility so the suckers then fall for the false info offered up later.

21 posted on 09/17/2012 2:36:30 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Politico is a propaganda machine of the Obama administration.
22 posted on 09/17/2012 5:28:09 AM PDT by freedom1st
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