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December 06, 2011


Strategists Warn Republicans on Attacking Obama

Republican operatives on a private RNC conference call warned that party surrogates "should refrain from personal attacks" on President Obama, "because such a strategy is too hazardous for the GOP," according to Yahoo News.

Said pollster Nicholas Thompson: "We're hesitant to jump on board with heavy attacks... There's a lot of people who feel sorry for him."

The reason: While Obama still suffers from low job approval ratings, voters still give him "high approval" personally.

Ben Smith suggests Mitt Romney is listening because he regularly uses a well-honed description of Obama: "A nice guy in over his head."












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