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Conor Friedersdorf (The AtlanticMeeting Triumph and Disaster) and Molly Ball (The Atlantic)

Conor and Molly kick things off by discussing the lack of faith conservatives have in Mitt Romney. Conor says that Tea Partiers have to stop allying themselves with social conservatives in blue states. Molly argues that just because Barack Obama is ahead in the polls doesn’t mean that he’s winning, and Conor posits that there’s a relatively small difference between Romney’s vision for America and Obama’s. And speaking prior to the Paul Ryan VP announcement, they discuss the impact his budget would have. They close by looking forward to the Republican National Convention, and wondering if libertarians will feel out of place.

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Recorded:Aug 10    Posted:Aug 13, 2012
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Friedersdorf | Aug 13, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Molly Ball

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