Politics As Usual — 9.17.12

September 17, 2012

Fallout continued over the weekend about the anti-Islamic film produced in the US. Demonstrators raged and  protests turned ugly, forcing the US to go into safety mode and the candidates for President to switch gears.

Mitt Romney's response last week may have been mystifying to his base. According to insiders it's a sign of unrest inside the Romney camp. All signs point to a reset as they angle for more votes and fewer Eastwood moments.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Scott Brown are preparing for their first television debate Thursday. Warren held a rally Saturday on the Boston University campus, and Gov. Deval Patrick gave her a rousing endorsement. Scott Brown stopped by the ill-fated Patriots game yesterday. The final kick went wide left, but Brown's advertising and ground-game have been spot-on — even if some polls don't reflect it.

Read the new POLITICO article about unrest in the Romney campaign.

GUESTS

Charlie Chieppo, principal at Chieppo Strategies.

David Kravitz, writer for the blog Blue Mass Group.


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