Read this, then think about how much news organizations are shelling out for the right to embed with presidential campaigns.
Olivier Knox's look at the Romney campaign's new line of attack made it into said campaign's news round-up. I don't think anyone read to the end.
"So something that I'd really like to concentrate on in my second term," the president continued, "is being in a much more constant conversation with the American people so that they can put pressure on Congress to help move some of these issues forward."
Romney painted the comment not as a testament to grass-roots activism, but as a betrayal of the "Hope and Change" vision and "Yes We Can" slogan from Obama's history-making 2008 run for the White House.
I've slowly come around to this Tumblr.
Ben Smith and Ruby Cramer salute the rich people wasting their money on stupid campaigns.
And the Obama campaign just shrugs.
TODAY IN SLATE
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Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.