RNC Staffer stars in video about "breaking up" with Obama

The RNC's Clever Video Troll-Bait

The RNC's Clever Video Troll-Bait

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Sept. 6 2012 10:35 AM

The RNC's Clever Video Troll-Bait

CHARLOTTE -- Bettina Inclan is one of the better-known spokesflacks in the RNC appartus. She worked her way there with a series of campaign jobs -- for Republicans -- and has spent 2011 trying to explain why Mitt Romney's shifting immigration position is an asset of some kind.

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So, a pretty odd choice to star in an RNC house video promoting a new micro-site in which "breaking up" with Barack Obama is totally what the kids are doing these days.

This was surely done to bait people into talking about a very simple concept, right? It's still odd. Americans for Prosperity and the Romney campaign have had terrific luck finding angry, ordinary-talking people who'll face cameras and talk about how they stopped believing in Barack Obama.

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.