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UW Election Eye 2012

Campaign 2012 through the eyes of UW faculty and students

March 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Friday afternoon reading suggestions: Rick, Mitt, Newt, Barack

Here are some things I found compelling.

Rick Santorum went to Puerto Rico to campaign for its Sunday primary and offended most everybody, including some supporters, with statements about the English language.

Mitt Romney says he will “close the book” on behalf of statehood for Puerto Rico — two months after he made the case so as to appeal to some Florida voters.

This is a fairly persuasive view that Presidents can’t persuade anyone with their rhetoric.

The film “Game Change” about the 2008 presidential campaign has stirred up all kinds of things, including ways in which political operatives protect their reputation.

One perspective on why Rick needs Newt.

How the Tuesday Republican showdown in Illinois comes down to suburban Chicago vs. downstate Illinois.

An early peek at a liberal reporter’s take on how Barack Obama got his groove back after the 2010 midterm elections.

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