Poisonous Praise? Democrats Embrace Moderate GOP 2012 Presidential Hopefuls in Effort to Shape Campaign

Democrats are hoping to put their imprint on the 2012 Republican presidential primary with an unlikely weapon: the hug. Leading Democrats have spent the past few weeks embracing several leading likely GOP candidates and showering them with praise for holding Democrat-favored positions on an array of key issues. President Obama credits former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with creating a model for Democrats' health care reform law that includes an individual insurance mandate. "With a...Full Story
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