Today's Grainy Anti-Newt Attack Video Was Brought to You by Ron Paul

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Nov. 30 2011 6:09 PM

Today's Grainy Anti-Newt Attack Video Was Brought to You by Ron Paul

The Paul team doesn't even dig very deep into the archives -- it just cranks up the black-and-white jittery-cam.

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If you're on the DNC/Obama email lists, you notice that the other team doesn't bother attacking Newt. This isn't complicated. They worry about Romney. They don't worry about facing Gingrich. (For whatever reason, their knees don't give out at the thought of seven Lincoln-Douglas debates.) Paul, in his perpetual quest for second place, is screwing up the plan.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. You can reach him at daveweigel@gmail.com, or tweet at him @daveweigel.