April 25, 2012


When the Adviser Becomes the Story

One risk that Mitt Romney (R) -- or any candidate for president -- faces as he rapidly builds a presidential campaign geared towards the general election is the close scrutiny paid to staff selections. Nowhere is this more evident than in the backlash "from the left and right" against Romney's selection of Richard Grenell as a national security and foreign policy adviser, reports the Washington Post.

"Grenell, who spent seven years at the United Nations heading the communications department for the U.S. mission, has had to scrub snarky tweets aimed at women -- particularly Democrats and liberals -- and the media, while the Romney campaign has had to fend off criticism from social conservatives who object to Grenell's appointment because he is gay."










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