Political Checklist: After Texas-Sized Victory, What’s Next For Romney?

BY Katelyn Polantz  May 30, 2012 at 4:47 PM EST

“Surprise! Mitt Romney’s the nominee,” senior correspondent Judy Woodruff said Wednesday in a newsroom chat with Political Editor Christina Bellantoni.

So, now what?

In this week’s Political Checklist, the duo breaks down how both Romney and President Obama are targeting — and micro-targeting — voters using the Internet this year.

The president’s team mastered grassroots campaigning through social media four years ago. Romney’s camp has tried a few new tools, including a mobile app released this week with an unfortunate typo.

And, Woodruff says, the Republican’s campaign overall must pivot away from discussing Romney’s past with Bain Capital and focus on the president and the economy.

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