Palin’s Clambake Trumps Romney’s Presidential Roll-Out

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Mitt Romney’s nascent presidential campaign must be pissed about the front page of today’s New Hampshire Union Leader, the day after he officially announced his candidacy for the 2012 Republican nomination. As you can see, it was Sarah Palin’s trip to the Granite State that got the coveted A1 treatment, while Romney’s news got a small sidebar and a story tucked on the inside of the paper:

A closer look:

Ouch. What does that say about Romney’s popularity, in a make-or-break state for his presidential bid, that Palin’s stops at a clambake and a local fishermen’s pier trumped his big news?

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Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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