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  1. Your post has an interesting title considering what I read in today’s Financial Times here in London (page 7 of hard edition):

    The contest [in the Michigan Primary] will pit Mr Romney’s pro-business polices against Mr Huckabee’s more populist economic stance. In a new television advertisement, Mr Huckabee draws a contrast between his humble background and Mr Romney’s history in the private equity industry. “I believe most Americans want their next president to remind them of the guy they work with, not the guy who laid them off,” he says in the advertisement.

    This is a good example of a negative ad directed at the person of an opposing candidate rather than at his record in public service. It is a personal dig meant to create a negative impression and associations. Of course, it is possible that the FT got it wrong and an ad with this statement isn’t really airing (such little details often get missed somehow over here in the UK press when relating to events in the United States).

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