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A Story No Campaign Wants

Roger Simon, at Politico, on the tensions between Team Romney and Team Ryan. The problem with picking an up-and-coming star as a running mate is that when the campaign hits the skids, and the newest polling data is shockingly bad for Romney, the up-and-comer concludes that the better part of wisdom resides in distancing him or herself from the top of the ticket. Campaign operatives being chatty by nature, this leads to endless stories of campaign in-fighting. The media LOVING such stories, more days pass with the candidate unable to get his message out.

I will only add that this story came out the day after "Game Change" won four Emmy's. Is it too early to start taking bets on who will play Paul Ryan in the movie version?

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