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April 04, 2012


The "I'm Rubber, You're Glue" Strategy

Benjy Sarlin: "Running President Bush's campaigns, Karl Rove became famous for taking his opponent's single biggest strength and turning it into his biggest weakness. Mitt Romney is laying out another approach: taking his own top vulnerabilities and projecting them onto his opponent."

He did it in a speech today: "Name an accusation Obama and Democrats have used against Romney, and chances are you heard the same charge leveled against Obama in Romney's speech."

Steve Benen: "It's a basic idea we've all seen many times. A politician and his or her team identify their biggest weaknesses and then start accusing their rival of being guilty of that same thing. Mitt Romney seems eager to perfect this technique."














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