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scot lehigh

Romney’s bet-and-bluff campaign

To date, Mitt Romney’s general election campaign has been based on a bet and a bluff.

The bet: Voters are so frustrated by the laggardly economy that they’ll opt for any reasonable alternative to the incumbent if that person can lay credible claim to some economic know-how. There, Romney’s business background gives him a resume to wave.

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