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Trump Casually Informs Pence He Going To Make One Or Two Appearances During Speech

CLEVELAND—Pulling his running mate aside backstage at the Republican National Convention just minutes before the Indiana governor was scheduled to formally accept the party’s vice presidential nomination, GOP candidate Donald Trump casually informed Mike Pence that he would probably make one or two quick appearances during the Midwestern conservative’s headlining speech tonight.

‘Heed My Tragic Story Well, Friends, For You Could Just As Easily Be Me,’ Says Chris Christie In Haunting RNC Speech

CLEVELAND—A thrall sweeping over the assembled GOP officials and party members Tuesday as he recounted his chilling tale of hubris, New Jersey governor Chris Christie reportedly entreated those at the Republican National Convention to consider the sad story of his own dizzying rise and ignominious fall, offering a bitter warning to all in attendance that his terrible fate could befall any one of them.
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Negative Campaigning

Negative campaigning has emerged as a major issue in the presidential primaries, particularly on the Republican side, where George W. Bush and John McCain have accused each other of resorting to the tactic. What do you think?
  • "Why can't these candidates focus on all the good things their opponents do?"

    Victoria North Physical Therapist
  • "The candidates in my country don't use negative campaigning to win votes. They use negative reinforcement. Ow, my testicles."

    Batat Primpang Rice Farmer
  • "It's not negative campaigning if you're just criticizing your opponent's criticism of your criticism of their criticism of you."

    Patti Eggers Librarian
  • "I saw this one ad that said McCain's a weak pussy who let the gooks capture him."

    Jeff Corcoran Machinist
  • "George W. Bush says he's committed to education. But as governor of Texas, he cut school budgets by 30 percent. Nice try, George. You almost fooled us this time. George Bush: Bad for our children, bad for America."

    Marlon Brackens Systems Analyst
  • "If you ask me, these cheap, mudslinging ads drag the political process down to a level so juvenile and debased, I can actually understand it."

    George Lowell Investment Banker

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