One More Problem With Romney as VP

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John McCain is considering picking Mitt Romney as his VP because of Romney’s ability to raise beaucoup bucks from the business and Mormon communities. But if Romney goes to major donors in the business community and picks up $2,300 checks by the bushel, he’ll just bolster the image of Obama as the people-powered candidate in the race. The ads are easy: John McCain gets big checks from Mitt Romney’s fat cat friends. Barack Obama is funded by people like you. Please give $20 today.

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