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Can Romney Manage to Make This Election Exclusively About the Economy?

posted on May 23, 2012

At The New Republic Ed Kilgore sees the campaign as a tug-of-war between Romney and the conservative base. Through November, Romney aims to keep the campaign rhetoric locked onto one key issue: the economy, Kilgore asserts. To Romney’s camp, “this election is purely and simply a referendum on Obama’s economy,” an issue that is “particularly attractive to swing voters.” Pushing back on the Romney campaign are social conservatives, who “want their ideological motivations to be reflected in the Romney campaign’s rhetoric.” 

Read at The New Republic