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Promoting a Presidential Candidate Who Doesn’t Savor the Spotlight
August 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST
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Gwen Ifill talks to Romney campaign spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom about how Mitt Romney plans to tell Americans about his life, faith and vision for the future as the Republican presidential candidate, plus convention floor 'theater' with Ron Paul supporters and Paul Ryan's role as a game-changer.
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