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Romney: On the defensive

The AP: On FOX this morning, Romney charged “that President Barack Obama's attacks on his business record at Bain Capital are ‘misdirected’ and ‘dishonest.’” Romney: "What does it say about a president whose record is so poor that all he can do in this campaign is attack me? … I'd say to the president, wouldn't it be interesting, Mr. President, if you spent time speaking about your record."

“The Romney campaign is out with a new ad that takes President Obama to task for his campaign’s attacks against Mitt Romney, suggesting that they contrast sharply with the ‘hope and change’ theme of Mr. Obama’s 2008 campaign,” the New York Times writes.

The New York Daily News’ DeFrank: “Condi Rice as Mitt Romney’s running mate? About as inconceivable as a second Mormon on the ticket. The breathless leak of Rice as a short-list candidate for Romney’s No. 2 was as cynical as it was transparent — a clumsy head fake hoping to change the subject from another bad Romney week. Two key Romney advisers confirmed the phony boomlet was, as one of them told the Daily News, ‘all BS.’”