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Ashley Parker and Michael Barbaro, in Bettendorf, Iowa, in today's New York Times:

Like him, they are highly polished and hyper-scripted, earnest, and efficient, and they tell the story of a man who sees himself as a Captain Turnaround, prepared to pull off his biggest rescue operation yet.

In Hobbs, N.M., on Thursday, a pair of 18,000-kilowatt floodlights bathed Mr. Romney in a camera-ready glow, even though he was standing outdoors, in the middle of the day.

A Romney rally frequently feels like a movie version of a campaign event. In many ways, it is. His events are designed, above all, for a television audience ...

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[Last modified: Monday, August 27, 2012 11:17am]


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