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December 03, 2012

New Insights Into the 2012 Presidential Race

Here are some interesting nuggets from last week's conference at Harvard:

Huffington Post: "Mitt Romney's campaign manager admitted regret that the Republican challenger took such a hardline stance on immigration during the GOP primary, one of the first clear acknowledgements by the Romney campaign that its candidate hurt himself among Latino voters... Rhoades went on to describe how the Romney campaign may have regarded Perry as a mortal threat for too long, leading it to engage him beyond the point when it was necessary, and setting itself up for a hard-right turn on immigration."

The Atlantic notes campaign manager Matt Rhoades was "completely blindsided" by the 47% hidden camera video of Mitt Romney speaking at a Florida fundraiser and that chief strategist Stuart Stevens claims he left the room for Romney's infamous remarks.

BuzzFeed reports that Obama digital director Teddy Goff said that the nearly 34 million Facebook users who "like" Barack Obama on the social networking sites are friends with 98% of the U.S. Facebook population, making it an effective tool to reach out to younger voters.

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