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“First Read,” Naive?

From this morning’s report:

More than any other event, Hurricane Katrina wrecked the GOP’s image and brand. Now with Gustav, it’s trying to do everything it can to get it right. On the other hand, we can’t stress enough how canceling at least part of the GOP convention is going to cost McCain and the Republican Party. They were counting on four days of clear frontal assaults on Obama after the Democrat’s own tough speech on Thursday. Now, at the most, they get three days. Maybe two.

I’m not so sure it makes much of a difference. I never expected the same kind of better-than-the-press-release coverage of the RNC as the DNC. “Clear frontal assaults” might not have even gotten through …


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