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Politico hypes a classic dog-bites-man story:

Wait: Republicans are attacking Nancy Pelosi? You don't say.

This passage is typical of the article:

Still, GOP challengers are convinced the anti-Pelosi campaign is a winner given the strong opinions that many voters hold about her leadership.

I know I'm repeating myself here, but: No. GOP challengers say they are convinced the campaign is a winner. What else would you expect them to say? "Yeah, we don't know if this will work, but we figure it's worth a shot"? Come on.

Incredibly, Politico never got around to mentioning that Republicans announce a plan to run against Democrats by attacking Nancy Pelosi every few months -- and every time congressional elections role around, it doesn't' work.

If you're going to call yourself "Politico," shouldn't you have some ability to put political strategy in context?

The Politico
Alex Isenstadt
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