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  • March 05, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein
    Mitt Romney said the word "conservative" 18 times in his big CPAC speech Friday (or "conservatives" or "conservatism"), and bussed in a bunch of supporters to make a big splash at the conference. His speech was pretty well-received on the major right-wing web sites, and he squeeked out a first-place finish in the straw poll.

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  • March 02, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein
    With the Senate considering hearings on whether to change the military's "don't-ask-don't-tell" policy on homosexual soldiers, Senator Ron Wyden recently sent a letter on the topic to David Chu, Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness at the Department of Defense. Chu responded with this letter, obtained and helpfully posted online by ABC News.

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  • March 02, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein
    It appears that Mitt Romney finished a humiliating fifth in last night's Spartanburg, SC straw poll, behind Rudy Giuliani, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, and Sam Brownback. Romney's camp is putting out quotes saying that such votes are meaningless, but I can tell you that these straw polls were a key part of the Romney strategy from the beginning, and this is a huge blow.

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  • March 01, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein
    As I discuss in this week's Phoenix, Mitt Romney is hoping to sway the right-wing to his candidacy at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Two interesting stories today as that conference kicks off in Virginia. The New York Times reports that the Romney campaign is the only candidate bussing in and housing supporters -- from Michigan and Boston -- to vote in the CPAC straw poll.

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  • March 01, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein
    I couldn't be at Governor Patrick's speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce yesterday morning (I was covering a slightly less painful ceremony, my nephew's bris), but wise observers Seth Gitell and Joan Vennochi say that it didn't go well. Apparently, if the area's business leaders wanted to watch a re-enactment of what they saw on TV the night before, Deval would have been better off belting out some American Idol tunes.

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