Boston

If Romney concedes Wisconsin, Obama's within striking distance of the magic number: 270.

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The Romney campaign has decided, with good reason, that Mormonism is no longer the candidate's problem, it's his solution.

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AFTER THE SUPREME COURT issued its Citizens United decision in 2010, money poured into the U.S. electoral system like never before. Ten billion dollars will likely be spent on the 2012 race, up from $7 billion in 2008—making electioneering one of the few U.S. growth industries in an ailing economy. Campaigns and super PACs have already spent $332 million on TV advertising in the presidential race alone (three-quarters of that sum on negative ads). This avalanche of cash has caused a lot of angst about the future of democracy.

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Romney’s Lost August

The Romney campaign needed to shake things up in August. They didn't.

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Elizabeth Warren has struggled to remind voters in Massachusetts that Scott Brown IS a Republican. Will Paul Ryan and Todd Akin help?

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Romney delivers a message capitalizing on the resentments of white working class voters—the exact voters he needs to win the election.

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The Romney campaign would benefit from the high road, but the on-ramp is littered with debris from their own advertising strategy

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Romney needs a compelling and broad theme to combat specific attacks against unpopular elements of his platform.

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Gosh, what sort of way-back machine has descended on Boston this week? The Republican political strategy emanating from the Hub has a distinctly 1988 feel to it, what with the resuscitation of that Reagan-Bush golden-oldie...the welfare queen!

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The conventional wisdom has long held that Romney was disposed toward a lower-case “c” conservative vice-presidential selection, like Pawlenty or Portman: A candidate with indisputable credentials for the presidency, undoubted loyalty to Romney, and experience on the national stage. In other words, Romney wasn’t going to do anything interesting. While this was probably disappointing for the politicos, it made sense for the campaign's overall strategy.

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