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Romney Secret Campaign Footage, Fox News Prank, and More

Video Leaked:

A clandestine filmmaker has released a series of videos of Mitt Romney that portray the Republican White House candidate in a negative light. In one of them, Romney tells the small closed-door gathering that the majority of voters supporting President Obama this election are doing so because they are “dependent on government.” He added that they “believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing.” The videos appear to have been secretly taken at the same fundraiser. (Read more)

Changing Tactics: After a week marred by his response to attacks on U.S. embassies in Libya and Egypt, Mitt Romney’s campaign is switching gears and adopting new strategies in an effort to refocus. Among the shifts, Romney will present more detailed policy prescriptions while concentrating on broader topics such as foreign policy. Until now, his campaign’s been centered on the economy. Chief strategist Stuart Stevens says the big question for the campaign will now be, “Can we do better on every front?” (Read more)

One More Time? Former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, famous for proclaiming during a 2010 election commercial that she was not a witch, is mulling another attempt for the seat. The tea party favorite said she is considering running for Senate again in the state in 2014. Said O’Donnell: “I think I owe that to my supporters, to at least consider a run. People sacrificed. Not only came out of their comfort zone — sacrificed to work hard in order to win the primary. And I think that I owe it to them to give it every consideration.” (Read more)

Another Rape Comparison: Republicans’ efforts to push their own candidate, Todd Akin, out of the Missouri Senate race are just like rape. That’s according to his wife, Lulli Akin. As you may recall, the GOP called for Akin to drop out of the race after the uproar over his comment that women rarely get pregnant as a result of “legitimate rape.” In her remark, Akin’s wife failed to clarify whether her husband would consider the GOP’s attempts concerning his campaign—to borrow his words—a “legitimate rape.” (Read more)

Video of the Day: Gretchen Carlson, one of the anchors of the Fox News morning show “Fox & Friends,” was the victim of a prank by a man who claimed to be a former supporter of President Obama’s. When asked why he was supporting Mitt Romney now, Max Rice responded that he had lost a basketball game to a friend. The interview went downhill pretty quickly after that.

Tracy Bloom
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Tracy Bloom left broadcast news to study at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. There she eventually became deputy editor of Neon Tommy, the most-trafficked online-only college website in…
Tracy Bloom

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