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|We hear a lot about "otherization" -- I mean a lot, proportionately, because it's not really a word -- in the context of Republicans attacking Barack Obama. But the stunningly successful class warfare that's hurting Romney is surely a kind of otherization. Obama and liberal PACs have been relentlessly telling voters that Romney isn't like them. Voters, who had already kind of decided that Obama isn't like them, either, buy into it. The get-Romney strategy was telegraphed more than a year ago, in a Politico story about Obama's goal of exploiting his rival's "weirdness." At the time, the Romney campaign basically trolled back, accusing Obama advisers of exploiting Romney's religion -- Mormon = "weird." But Obama and Democrats haven't even touched the religion stuff. (Remember the freak-out over one lone Democratic activist who posted on the Obama campaign site about Mormonism? That's...|
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