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Romney aides pleased with reaction to deceptive anti-Obama ad

WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney’s advisers are pleased with the reaction to their first TV ad of his campaign, saying they are successfully engaging with the person they view as their chief rival -- President Obama -- by including an intentionally deceptive quote from him in their ad.

“It’s all deliberate. It was all very intentional,” Eric Fehrnstrom, a Romney senior adviser, said after last night’s debate in Washington. “We want to engage him on the subject he wants to avoid, which is his failure to create jobs and get this economy moving again.”

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