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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Romney Event Designed for the Convention Screen


GOFFSTOWN, N.H. - Why the Madison Avenue production values at the town hall-style event here Monday?

Here's a clue: Huge lights and an industrial lift carrying camera operators are towering over the event. They are undoubtedly filming the event for campaign commercials, and maybe for videos that will play at the Republican National Convention next week.

Campaigns have cameras at every event, just in case. But they don't often go to the trouble that Mitt Romney's campaign has for this event.

So unless something goes very wrong, expect to see footage from Goffstown on a small screen near you soon.

And the ticket just arrived, in a motorcade with the sirens of the police cars blaring, wh ile the soundtrack to “Rudy” played over huge speakers.

It was a convention video moment, for sure.

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