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Archive: August 26, 2007 - September 1, 2007

Ad Watch: Romney's 'Leadership' and Lakeside Jog

The 11th campaign ad of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign hits Iowa and New Hampshire airwaves today. A narrator plays up Romney's experience running the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, his corporate experience with Bain Capital, and his tenure as Massachusetts governor, all while we see Romney jogging around a lake...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 30, 2007; 11:12 AM ET | Comments (9)

McCain Back On The Stump

John McCain relaunches his campaign with this 12-minute bio clip that focuses on his military service and experiences as a POW. His story remains heroic and compelling, of course, but it's hard to jumpstart a campign once it stalls....

By Ed O'Keefe | August 30, 2007; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Firefighters Endorse Dodd

Hoping political lightning will strike twice, the International Association of Firefighters endorsed Chris Dodd's presidential campaign Wednesday, vowing to take to the streets in early primary states for the Connecticut senator. "We've ignored the polls, we've ignored the campaign money, and we ignore the pundits who are generally off-base, especially...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | August 29, 2007; 4:12 PM ET | Comments (2)

Karl Rove's Shrink-Wrapped Goodbye Gift

The presidential campaign has provided just a smattering of news in recent days, which makes sense considering we're in the closing days of summer. But the folks at the White House provided us with a real gem today, in the form of Karl Rove's goodbye present. Colleagues shrink-wrapped his car,...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 29, 2007; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (14)

Romney Campaign Asks Supporters to Make New Ad

The Post's Jose Antonio Vargas reports in our sister blog The Trail that the Romney campaign is adoping a "do it yourself strategy" when it comes to its next official TV ad. "Romney is partnering with Yahoo! to provide the multimedia editing platform. On Romney's page on the Yahoo-owned Jumpcut.com,...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 29, 2007; 10:05 AM ET | Comments (2)

Romney Camp Removes Craig YouTube Video

Today's news about Sen. Larry Craig's June arrest at an airport in Minnesota has prompted Mitt Romney's campaign to take down a YouTube video starring the senator, who has been a supporter of Romney. The Romney campaign named Craig a co-chair of the former governor's Idaho Leadership Team back in...

By Ed O'Keefe | August 27, 2007; 9:02 PM ET | Comments (0)


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